Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab66231 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
ELISA Use at an assay dependent dilution.
WB Use a concentration of 1 - 5 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 27 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 24 kDa).


  • FunctionCytokine with a wide variety of biological functions. It is a potent inducer of the acute phase response. Plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells Involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation. It induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth and induces nerve cells differentiation Acts on B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoeitic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS. Also acts as a myokine. It is discharged into the bloodstream after muscle contraction and acts to increase the breakdown of fats and to improve insulin resistance.
  • Involvement in diseaseGenetic variations in IL6 are associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis systemic juvenile (RASJ) [MIM:604302]. An inflammatory articular disorder with systemic-onset beginning before the age of 16. It represents a subgroup of juvenile arthritis associated with severe extraarticular features and occasionally fatal complications. During active phases of the disorder, patients display a typical daily spiking fever, an evanescent macular rash, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, serositis, myalgia and arthritis.
    Note=A IL6 promoter polymorphism is associated with a lifetime risk of development of Kaposi sarcoma in HIV-infected men.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the IL-6 superfamily.
  • Post-translational
    N- and O-glycosylated.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • Interleukin BSF 2 antibody
    • B cell differentiation factor antibody
    • B cell stimulatory factor 2 antibody
    • B-cell stimulatory factor 2 antibody
    • BSF 2 antibody
    • BSF-2 antibody
    • BSF2 antibody
    • CDF antibody
    • CTL differentiation factor antibody
    • Cytotoxic T cell differentiation factor antibody
    • Hepatocyte stimulating factor antibody
    • Hepatocyte stimulatory factor antibody
    • HGF antibody
    • HPGF antibody
    • HSF antibody
    • Hybridoma growth factor antibody
    • Hybridoma growth factor Interferon beta-2 antibody
    • Hybridoma plasmacytoma growth factor antibody
    • IFN-beta-2 antibody
    • IFNB2 antibody
    • IL 6 antibody
    • IL-6 antibody
    • IL6 antibody
    • IL6 protein antibody
    • IL6_HUMAN antibody
    • Interferon beta 2 antibody
    • Interferon beta-2 antibody
    • Interleukin 6 antibody
    • Interleukin 6 (interferon beta 2) antibody
    • Interleukin BSF 2 antibody
    • Interleukin-6 antibody
    • Interleukin6 antibody
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Anti-IL6 antibody images

  • All lanes : Anti-IL6 antibody (ab66231) at 1 µg/ml

    Lane 1 : IL6 transfected 293T cell lysate
    Lane 2 : Non-transfected 293T cell lysate.

    Lysates/proteins at 50 µg per lane.

    Goat Anti-Mouse IgG (H&L)-HRP at 1/2500 dilution

    Predicted band size : 24 kDa
    Observed band size : 27 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
    Additional bands at : 21 kDa. We are unsure as to the identity of these extra bands.

References for Anti-IL6 antibody (ab66231)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Feairheller DL  et al. Racial differences in oxidative stress and inflammation: in vitro and in vivo. Clin Transl Sci 4:32-7 (2011). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 21348953) »

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