Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
IL-15, IL15, IL 15, Interluekin-15, Interluekin 15, interluekin
IL-15 is a member of the four alpha-helical bundle family of cytokines with a molecular weight of 14-15 kDa. Its in vitro activity is very similar to IL-2, except that IL-15 utilizes the IL-15 receptor alpha subunit for binding. IL-15 plays an important role in the growth and differentiation of T and B lymphocytes, natural killer cells, macrophages, and monocytes. It also activates a number of important intracellular signaling molecules. This implies that IL-15 could be essential for the immune responses, allograpt rejection, and the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
E. coli-expressed rat IL-15 (a.a. 104-162)
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) immunoaffinity purified rabbit anti-rat IL-15 polyclonal antibody in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 50% glycerol, 1% BSA, 0.02% thimerosal.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blot analysis (0.5-1 µg/ml). However, the optimal conditions should be determined individually.
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.