Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
CTLA-8, IL-17, IL-17A, Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated antigen 8
The originally described IL-17 protein, now known as IL-17A, is a homodimer of two 136 amino acid chains, secreted by activated T-cells that act on stromal cells to induce production of proinflammatory and hematopoietic bioactive molecules. Today, IL-17 represents a family of structurally-related cytokines that share a highly conserved C-terminal region but differ from one another in their N-terminal regions and in their distinct biological roles. The six known members of this family, IL-17A through IL-17F, are secreted as homodimers. IL-17A exhibits cross-species bioactivity between human and murine cells.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
E.coli derived Recombinant Human IL-17A
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
A sterile filtered antibody solution in PBS, pH 7.2.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blot, ELISA, Neutralization, Immunohistochemistry
1) WB: Use 0.1-0.2 µg/ml. The detection limit for recombinant human IL-17A is 1.5-3.0 ng/lane, under either reducing or non-reducing conditions.2) ELISA: Use 0.5 - 2.0 μg/ml (100 μl/well antibody solution) 3) Neutralization: To yield one-half maximal inhibition [ND50] of the biological activity of hIL-17A (50.0 ng/ml), a concentration of 0.9-1.3 μg/ml of this antibody is required.4) Immunohistochemistry: 0.25 µg/ml with an overnight incubation at 4°C.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by Biovision they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.