Mouse IL-6 Quantikine ELISA Kit, 2 Plate


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Mouse IL-6 Quantikine ELISA Kit, 2 Plate Summary

The Quantikine Mouse IL-6 Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid-phase ELISA designed to measure mouse IL-6 in cell culture supernates, serum, and plasma. It contains E. coli-expressed recombinant mouse IL-6 and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. This immunoassay has been shown to accurately quantitate the recombinant mouse IL-6. Results obtained using natural mouse IL-6 dose response curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine mouse kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural mouse IL-6.
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2 plate pack size in process of discontinuation
Natural and recombinant mouse IL-6
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No significant interference observed with available related molecules.
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This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.

Alternate Names for Mouse IL-6 Quantikine ELISA Kit, 2 Plate

  • B-cell differentiation factor
  • B-cell stimulatory factor 2
  • BSF2
  • BSF-2
  • CDF
  • CTL differentiation factor
  • HSF
  • hybridoma growth factor
  • IFNB2
  • IFN-beta-2
  • IL6
  • IL-6
  • Interferon beta-2
  • interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2)
  • interleukin BSF-2
  • interleukin-6
  • MGI-2A


Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a pleiotropic, a-helical, 22-28 kDa phosphorylated and variably glycosylated cytokine that plays important roles in the acute phase reaction, inflammation, hematopoiesis, bone metabolism, and cancer progression. Mature human IL-6 is 183 amino acids (aa) in length and shares 39% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat IL-6. Alternative splicing generates several isoforms with internal deletions, some of which exhibit antagonistic properties. Cells known to express IL-6 include CD8+ T cells, fibroblasts, synoviocytes, adipocytes, osteoblasts, megakaryocytes, endothelial cells (under the influence of endothelins), sympathetic neurons, cerebral cortex neurons, adrenal medulla chromaffin cells, retinal pigment cells, mast cells, keratinocytes, Langerhans cells, fetal and adult astrocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, colonic epithelial cells, B1 B cells and pancreatic islet beta cells. IL-6 production is generally correlated with cell activation and is normally kept in control by glucocorticoids, catecholamines, and secondary sex steroids. Normal human circulating IL-6 is in the 1 pg/mL range, with slight elevations during the menstrual cycle, modest elevations in certain cancers, and large elevations after surgery.

IL-6 induces signaling through a cell surface heterodimeric receptor complex composed of a ligand binding subunit (IL-6 R alpha) and a signal transducing subunit (gp130). IL-6 binds to IL-6 Ra, triggering IL-6 Ra association with gp130 and gp130 dimerization. gp130 is also a component of the receptors for CLC, CNTF, CT-1, IL-11, IL-27, LIF, and OSM. Soluble forms of IL-6 Ra are generated by both alternative splicing and proteolytic cleavage. In a mechanism known as trans-signaling, complexes of soluble IL-6 and IL-6 Ra elicit responses from gp130-expressing cells that lack cell surface IL-6 Ra. Trans-signaling enables a wider range of cell types to respond to IL-6, as the expression of gp130 is ubiquitous, while that of IL-6 Ra is predominantly restricted to hepatocytes, monocytes, and resting lymphocytes. Soluble splice forms of gp130 block trans-signaling from IL-6/IL-6 Ra but not from other cytokines that use gp130 as a co-receptor. 

IL-6, along with TNF-a and IL-1, drives the acute inflammatory response. IL-6 is almost solely responsible for fever and the acute phase response in the liver, and it is important in the transition from acute inflammation to either acquired immunity or chronic inflammatory disease. When dysregulated, it contributes to chronic inflammation in conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and sepsis. IL-6 modulates bone resorption and is a major effector of inflammatory joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis through its promotion of Th17 cell development and activity. It contributes to atherosclerotic plaque development and destabilization as well as the development of inflammation-associated carcinogenesis.

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Publications for IL-6 (M6000B)(629)

We have publications tested in 7 confirmed species: Human, Mouse, Rat, Egyptian spiny mouse, Mouseq, Transgenic Mouse, Xenograft.

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Chung, YC;Song, SJ;Lee, A;Jang, CH;Kim, CS;Hwang, YH; Isobavachin, a main bioavailable compound in Psoralea corylifolia, alleviates lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory responses in macrophages and zebrafish by suppressing the MAPK and NF-?B signaling pathways Journal of ethnopharmacology 2023-11-25 [PMID: 38012970] (Mouse) Mouse
Lee, SG;Park, CH;Kang, H; Effect of E. cava and C. indicum Complex Extract on Phorbol 12-Myristate 13-Acetate (PMA)-Stimulated Inflammatory Response in Human Pulmonary Epithelial Cells and Particulate Matter (PM)2.5-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation in Mice Pharmaceutics 2023-11-13 [PMID: 38004599] (Mouse) Mouse
Haller, AM;Wolfkiel, PR;Jaeschke, A;Hui, DY; Inactivation of Group 1B Phospholipase A2 Enhances Disease Recovery and Reduces Experimental Colitis in Mice International journal of molecular sciences 2023-11-10 [PMID: 38003345] (Mouse) Mouse
Xu, M;Shi, F;Gao, Y;Han, S;Huang, C;Hou, Q;Wen, X;Wang, B;Zhu, Z;Zou, L;Xiong, M;Dong, W;Tan, J; Arabinose confers protection against intestinal injury by improving integrity of intestinal mucosal barrier International immunopharmacology 2023-11-22 [PMID: 37995573] (Mouse) Mouse
Elean, M;Raya Tonetti, F;Fukuyama, K;Arellano-Arriagada, L;Namai, F;Suda, Y;Gobbato, N;Nishiyama, K;Villena, J;Kitazawa, H; Immunobiotic Ligilactobacillus salivarius FFIG58 Confers Long-Term Protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae International journal of molecular sciences 2023-10-30 [PMID: 37958756] (Mouse) Mouse
Chen, F;Xiong, BR;Xian, SY;Zhang, J;Ding, RW;Xu, M;Zhang, ZZ; Fibroblast growth factor 5 protects against spinal cord injury through activating AMPK pathway Journal of cellular and molecular medicine 2023-11-10 [PMID: 37950418] (Mouse) Mouse
Wang, J;Ling, D;Shi, L;Li, H;Peng, M;Wen, H;Liu, T;Liang, R;Lin, Y;Wei, L;Zhang, G;Chen, S; METTL3-mediated m6A methylation regulates ovarian cancer progression by recruiting myeloid-derived suppressor cells Cell & bioscience 2023-11-06 [PMID: 37932814] (Mouse, Transgenic Mouse) Mouse, Transgenic Mouse
Ur Rahim, J;Faheem, MM;Nawaz, S;Goswami, A;Rai, R; Synthesis and characterization of piperic acid conjugates with homochiral and heterochiral dipeptides containing phenylalanine and their application in skin cancer Peptides 2023-11-03 [PMID: 37923167] (Mouse) Mouse
Sun, C;Peng, S;Lv, Z;Guo, T;Zhang, L; Research of STEAP3 interaction with Rab7A and RACK1 to modulate the MAPK and JAK/STAT signaling in Osteoarthritis International immunopharmacology 2023-10-09 [PMID: 37820423] (Rat) Rat
Hou, C;Jiang, X;Sheng, W;Zhang, Y;Lin, Q;Hong, S;Zhao, J;Wang, T;Ye, X; Xinmaikang (XMK) tablets alleviate atherosclerosis by regulating the SREBP2-mediated NLRP3/ASC/Caspase-1 signaling pathway Journal of ethnopharmacology 2023-09-28 [PMID: 37777030] (Mouse) Mouse
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  1. I was wondering if you know of any blocking antibodies against IL-6 or VEGF-C that can be used in cell culture to quench these cytokines?
    • We have no antibodies that are currently known to show blocking antibodies to VEGF-C. Please see this link to our IL-6 antibodies with blocking/neutralizing activity can be found at this link.

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