|Application:||ELISA, IHC, WB|
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|Product Name||Anti-IL-4 Antibody|
|Description||Rabbit IgG polyclonal antibody for Interleukin-4(IL4) detection. Tested with WB, IHC-P, ELISA in Human.|
|Cite This Product||Anti-IL-4 Antibody (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # RP1009)|
|Replacement Item||This antibody may replace the following items: sc-1261|sc-12723|sc-13555|sc-53710|sc-7919 from Santa Cruz Biotechnology.|
|Application||ELISA, IHC, WB
*Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product in the above tested applications.
**For positive and negative control design, consult "Tissue specificity" under Protein Target Info.
|Recommended Detection Systems||Boster recommends Enhanced Chemiluminescent Kit with anti-Rabbit IgG (EK1002) for Western blot, and HRP Conjugated anti-Rabbit IgG Super Vision Assay Kit (SV0002-1) for IHC(P).
*Blocking peptide can be purchased at $50. Contact us for more information
**Boster also offers various secondary antibodies for Immunoflourescecne and IHC. Take advantage of the buy 1 primary antibody get 1 secondary antibody for free promotion for the entire year 2018!
|Immunogen||E. coli-derived human IL-4 recombinant protein(Position: H25-S153).|
|Cross Reactivity||No cross reactivity with other proteins|
|Contents||Each vial contains 0.9mg NaCl, 0.2mg Na2HPO4, 0.05mg NaN3. Carrier free (No BSA) form available in stock. If you want this antibody carrier free please specify "Carrier Free" or "No BSA" in your order note.|
|Concentration||Add 0.2ml of distilled water will yield a concentration of 500ug/ml.|
|Storage||At -20°C for one year. After reconstitution, at 4°C for one month. It can also be aliquotted and stored frozen at -20°C for a longer time.Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.|
|Purification||Immunogen affinity purified.|
Protein Target Info (Source: Uniprot.org)
You can check the tissue specificity below for information on selecting positive and negative control.
|Molecular Weight||17492 MW|
|Protein Function||Participates in at least several B-cell activation processes as well as of other cell types. It is a costimulator of DNA-synthesis. It induces the expression of class II MHC molecules on resting B-cells. It enhances both secretion and cell surface expression of IgE and IgG1. It also regulates the expression of the low affinity Fc receptor for IgE (CD23) on both lymphocytes and monocytes.|
|Sequence Similarities||Belongs to the IL-4/IL-13 family.|
|Alternative Names||Interleukin-4;IL-4;B-cell stimulatory factor 1;BSF-1;Binetrakin;Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1;Pitrakinra;IL4;|
|Research Areas|||immunology|innate immunity|cytokines|interleukins| cancer|tumor immunology| immunology|adaptive immunity|regulatory t cells||
Background for Interleukin-4(IL-4)
Dilution Ratios/Recommended Concentrations
At Boster we strive to provide the best Anti-IL-4 Antibody by testing all applications on non-spiked tissues and cell lines to ensure that the affinity of the antibody is enough to react to the endogenouse level of the target protein. Read more about our QC panel here.
|Recommended dilution ratios are listed below:|
Immunohistochemistry(Paraffin-embedded Section), 0.5-1μg/ml, Human, By Heat
ELISA , 0.1-0.5μg/ml, Human, -
Western blot, 0.1-0.5μg/ml, Human
**Boster provides high sensitivity secondary antibody kits for Western blotting and IHC. For more info see Related Products below.
Anti-IL-4 Antibody Images
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Electrophoresis was performed on a 5-20% SDS-PAGE gel at 70V (Stacking gel) / 90V (Resolving gel) for 2-3 hours. The sample well of each lane was loaded with 50ug of sample under reducing conditions.
Lane: Recombinant Human IL-4 Protein 0.5ng,
After Electrophoresis, proteins were transferred to a Nitrocellulose membrane at 150mA for 50-90 minutes. Blocked the membrane with 5% Non-fat Milk/ TBS for 1.5 hour at RT. The membrane was incubated with rabbit anti- IL-4 antigen affinity purified polyclonal antibody (Catalog # RP1009) at 0.5 μg/mL overnight at 4°C, then washed with TBS-0.1%Tween 3 times with 5 minutes each and probed with a goat anti-rabbit IgG-HRP secondary antibody at a dilution of 1:10000 for 1.5 hour at RT. The signal is developed using an Enhanced Chemiluminescent detection (ECL) kit (Catalog # EK1002) with Tanon 5200 system. A specific band was detected for IL-4 at approximately 14KD. The expected band size for IL-4 is at 14KD.
1. Post-translational modification:phosphorylation, methylation, glycosylation etc. These modifications prevent SDS molecules from binding to the target protein and thus make the band size appear larger than expected
2. Post-translational cleavage: this can cause smaller bands and or multiple bands
3. Alternative splicing: the same gene can have alternative splicing patterns generating different size proteins, all with reactivities to the antibody.
4. Amino Acid R chain charge: SDS binds to positive charges. The different size and charge of the Amino Acid side chains can affect the amount of SDS binding and thus affect the observed band size.
5. Multimers: Multimers are usually broken up in reducing conditions. However if the interactions between the multimers are strong, the band may appear higher.,