Abcam’s IL-7 Human in vitro ELISA Set is designed for the quantitative measurement of IL-7 in cell culture supernatants, buffered solutions, serum, plasma and other body fluids.
This ELISA Set is intended to measure human IL-7 in cell -culture supernatants, as well as in serum and plasma samples. The enclosed procedures provide general guidelines for ELISA preparation. This procedure may need some optimization depending on the plastic, matrix, standard range.
These reagents are intended for research use only, not for diagnostic purposes.
The IL-7 ELISA Set includes both the capture and the detection antibodies as well as Horse-Radish peroxidase conjugated Streptavidin (HRP-Strep) and TMB which are the reagents used in the colour development step.
Recognizes both natural and recombinant human IL7.
Interleukin 7 (IL7) is a lymphoid cell growth factor that affects pre-B, pro-B, and early T cells. IL7 was previously known as pre-B cell growth factor and lymphopoietin 1. IL7 supports the growth of early B cells from long-term lymphoid bone marrow cultures. It is mitogenic to thymocytes and enhances the response of cells to other stimuli such as polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) and concanavalin A (ConA). IL7 stimulates the proliferation of CD4+/CD8+ cells. The proliferative response of thymocytes to IL7 is not affected by antibodies to the T cell growth factors such as IL2, IL4 and IL6, suggesting that IL7 is capable of stimulating T cell proliferation through a pathway independent of the known T cell growth factors. Mature T cells respond to IL7 and Con A, but not to IL7 alone. In myeloid lineage cells, IL7 upregulates the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and stimulates the tumoricidal activity of monocytes/macrophages. IL7 is expressed by adherent stromal cells from various tissues.