Human IL-18 Platinum ELISA
DescriptionThe human IL-18 ELISA is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the quantitative detection of human IL-18. The human IL-18 ELISA is for research use only. Not for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Formerly called interferon gamma inducing factor (IGIF), IL-18 is a cytokine that plays an important role in the Th1 response, primarily by its ability to induce IFN gamma production in T cells and natural killer cells.
In terms of structure, IL-18 and IL-1 beta share primary amino acid sequences of the so-called "signature sequence" motif and are similarly folded as all beta pleated sheet molecules. Also similar to IL-1 beta, IL- 18 is synthesized as a biologically inactive precursor molecule lacking a signal peptide which requires cleavage into an active, mature molecule by the intracellular cysteine protease called IL-1 beta-converting enzyme (ICE, caspase-1). The activity of the mature IL-18 is closely related to that of IL-1.
The activity of IL-18 is via an IL-18 receptor complex. IL-18 induces gene expression and synthesis of TNF, IL-1, Fas Ligand, and several chemokines. Similar to IL-1, IL-18 participates in both innate and acquired immunity.
|Sample Volume||50 uL|
|Suitable Sample Types||cell culture supernatant, serum, plasma (EDTA, citrate, heparin)|
|Standard Curve Range||78 - 5,000 pg/mL|
|Components||Aluminium pouch(es) with a Microwell Plate coated with monoclonal antibody to human IL-18
Biotin-Conjugate anti-human IL-18 monoclonal antibody
Human IL-18 Standard lyophilized, 10 ng/mL upon reconstitution
Control high, lyophilized
Control low, lyophilized
Assay Buffer Concentrate 20x (PBS with 1% Tween 20 and 10% BSA)
Wash Buffer Concentrate 20x (PBS with 1% Tween 20)
Substrate Solution (tetramethyl-benzidine)
Stop Solution (1M Phosphoric acid)
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