Interleukin-4 (IL-4), is a cytokine that is a key regulator in humoral and adaptive immunity. IL-4 induces differentiation of naive helper T-cells (Th0 cells) to Th2 cells. It has many biological roles, including the stimulation of activated B-cell and T-cell proliferation, and the differentiation of CD4+ T-cells into Th2 cells. Further, IL-4 controls the production of IgE, expands IL-4 producing T-cell subsets, and stabilizes effector cell functions. IL-4 has great therapeutic potential due to its role in the development of allergic inflammatory responses. IL-4 also has shown to have promise in drug targeting for cancer.
The SMC® Human IL-4 Immunoassay Kit contains all reagents required to perform the assay. This assay takes advantage of a standard immunoassay workflow configured in a standard plate format. Assay protocols are similar to existing sandwich ELISA methods with two key differences: 1) Elution buffer disrupts the sandwich, separating the labeled detection antibody for quantification. 2) The SMC® immunoassay system detects analytes using Single Molecule Counting (SMC®) technology.
Research Sub Category
Cytokines & Cytokine Receptors
Used to detect/quantify:IL-4
The sensitivity of Single Molecule Counting (SMC®) gives the SMC® Human IL-4 Immunoassay Kit unparalleled performance in the quantification of IL-4 in human EDTA plasma.
Inflammation & Immunology
IL-4 Coated Beads
IL-4 Detection Antibody
SMC® Human IL-4 Immunoassay Kit Instructions
10X Wash Buffer
Elution Buffer B
Low-end CV% Range: 2 - 12%|Low-end CV% Average: 7%
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