IL-6 Products

IL-6 Antibody (6708) [Unconju ...
IL-6 Antibody (6708) [Unconjugated]
Species: Hu, Pm
Applications: WB, IHC, B/N, ELISA(Cap)
Host: Mouse Monoclonal
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IL-6 Antibody
IL-6 Antibody
Species: Hu, Mu, Rt, Pm
Applications: WB, ELISA, ICC/IF, IHC, IHC-Fr, IHC-P, IP, B/N, KD
Host: Rabbit Polyclonal
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IL-6 Antibody [Unconjugated]
IL-6 Antibody [Unconjugated]
Species: Mu
Applications: WB, IHC, B/N, ICC/IF
Host: Goat Polyclonal
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Antibody Pairs
IL-6 Antibody Pair [HRP]
IL-6 Antibody Pair [HRP]
Species: Hu
Applications: S-ELISA
Host: Mouse Monoclonal
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Human IL-6 Quantikine ELISA K ...
Human IL-6 Quantikine ELISA Kit
Species: Hu
Applications: ELISA
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Mouse IL-6 Quantikine ELISA K ...
Mouse IL-6 Quantikine ELISA Kit, 2...
Species: Mu
Applications: ELISA
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Mouse IL-6 DuoSet ELISA, 15 P ...
Mouse IL-6 DuoSet ELISA, 15 Plate
Species: Mu
Applications: ELISA
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IL-6 Overexpression Lysate
IL-6 Overexpression Lysate
Species: Hu
Applications: WB
Recombinant Human IL-6 (HEK29 ...
Recombinant Human IL-6 (HEK293-exp...
Species: Hu
Applications: Bioactivity
Recombinant Human IL-6 Protei ...
Recombinant Human IL-6 Protein
Species: Hu
Applications: Bioactivity
Recombinant Mouse IL-6 Protei ...
Recombinant Mouse IL-6 Protein
Species: Mu
Applications: Bioactivity
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IL-6 is a multifunctional cytokine that has an important role in host defense by regulating immune and inflammatory responses. It is expressed by a variety of normal and transformed cells including T cells, B cells, monocytes/macrophages, fibroblasts and various tumor cells. IL-6 has diverse biological functions, it stimulates B-cell differentiation and antibody production, synergizes with IL-3 in megakaryocyte development and platelet production, induces expression of hepatic acute-phase proteins, and regulates bone metabolism. Recombinant human IL-6 is a 20.9 kDa protein containing 184 amino acid residues. Human IL-6 is active on murine cells but murine IL-6 is inactive on human cells.


Entrez Human
Uniprot Human
Product By Gene ID 3569
Alternate Names
  • B-cell stimulatory factor 2
  • HGF
  • HSF
  • IFNB2
  • hybridoma growth factor
  • BSF2
  • CTL differentiation factor
  • IL-6
  • interleukin-6
  • CDF
  • interleukin BSF-2
  • BSF-2
  • B-cell differentiation factor
  • Interferon beta-2
  • IFN-beta-2
  • interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2)

Research Areas for IL-6

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Adaptive Immunity
Biologically Active Proteins
Cell Cycle and Replication
Cytokine Research
Innate Immunity

Bioinformatics Tool for IL-6

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The use of a GFP antibody for research applications in transgenic C. elegans, GFP tagged yeast and porcine model
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MyD88 Antibodies for IL Signaling and Immunity Research
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