Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is also known as HGF, BSF2, HSF, IFNB2 and IL-6, originally identified as a B cell differentiation factor, is a multifunctional cytokine that regulates immune responses, hematopoiesis, acute phase responses, and inflammatory reactions.It is secreted by T cells, macrophages, monocytes, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, et.al. to stimulate immune response to trauma, especially burns or other tissue damage leading to inflammation. Interleukin 6 has been shown to interact with interleukin-6 receptor and glycoprotein. IL-6 is relevant to many disease processes such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, depression, Alzheimers Disease, systemic, lupus erythematosus, prostate cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Advanced/metastatic cancer patients have higher levels of IL-6 in their blood.Hence there is an interest in developing anti-IL-6 agents as therapy against many of these diseases.
This kit is used as a tool to aid in optimal purification process development and in routine quality control of in-process streams as well as final product by various biotechnological processes such as cell or tissue culture.
It is for research use only.
The unopened kit is stable for 12 months from the date of manufacture if stored at 2°C to 8°C.
The opened kit should be stored per components table. The shelf life is 30 days from the date of opening.