• Product nameHuman IL-16 ELISA Kit (Interleukin-16)
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  • Detection methodColorimetric
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma
  • Assay typeSandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    < 5 pg/ml
  • Range
    4.12 pg/ml - 3000 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    104 %

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Cell culture supernatant 107.5 97% - 117%
    Serum 113.7 103% - 122%
    Plasma 92.26 80% - 112%

  • Assay durationMultiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s IL-16 (Interleukin-16) Human ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is an in vitro enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the quantitative measurement of Human IL-16 in serum, plasma, and cell culture supernatants.

    This assay employs an antibody specific for Human IL-16 coated on a 96-well plate. Standards and samples are pipetted into the wells and IL-16 present in a sample is bound to the wells by the immobilized antibody. The wells are washed and biotinylated anti-Human IL-16 antibody is added. After washing away unbound biotinylated antibody, HRP-conjugated streptavidin is pipetted to the wells. The wells are again washed, a TMB substrate solution is added to the wells and color develops in proportion to the amount of IL-16 bound. The Stop Solution changes the color from blue to yellow, and the intensity of the color is measured at 450 nm.

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  • Notes

    Optimization may be required with urine samples

  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • PlatformMicroplate


  • FunctionInterleukin-16 stimulates a migratory response in CD4+ lymphocytes, monocytes, and eosinophils. Primes CD4+ T-cells for IL-2 and IL-15 responsiveness. Also induces T-lymphocyte expression of interleukin 2 receptor. Ligand for CD4.
    Isoform 1 may act as a scaffolding protein that anchors ion channels in the membrane.
    Isoform 3 is involved in cell cycle progression in T-cells. Appears to be involved in transcriptional regulation of SKP2 and is probably part of a transcriptional repression complex on the core promoter of the SKP2 gene. May act as a scaffold for GABPB1 (the DNA-binding subunit the GABP transcription factor complex) and HDAC3 thus maintaining transcriptional repression and blocking cell cycle progression in resting T-cells.
  • Tissue specificityIsoform 3 is expressed in hemopoietic tissues, such as resting T-cells, but is undetectable during active T-cell proliferation.
  • Sequence similaritiesContains 4 PDZ (DHR) domains.
  • Post-translational
    Isoform 3 is synthesized as a chemo-attractant inactive precursor in hemopoietic tissues and is proteolytically cleaved by caspase-3 to yield IL-16.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasm; Cytoplasm. Nucleus and Secreted.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • FLJ16806
    • FLJ42735
    • FLJ44234
    • HGNC:5980
    • HsT19289
    • IL-16
    • IL16
    • IL16_HUMAN
    • Interleukin 16
    • Interleukin 16 precursor
    • Interleukin-16
    • KIAA4048
    • LCF
    • Lymphocyte chemoattractant factor
    • mKIAA4048
    • Neuronal interleukin 16
    • NIL16
    • OTTHUMP00000185571
    • OTTHUMP00000190849
    • OTTHUMP00000190850
    • PrIL16
    • Pro interleukin 16
    • Prointerleukin 16
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Application Abreviews Notes
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.

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