• Product name
    Anti-IL4 antibody [BVD4-1D11]
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  • Description
    Rat monoclonal [BVD4-1D11] to IL4
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    Recognises natural and recombinant mouse IL4. We have data to indicate that this antibody may not cross react with Rat. However, this has not been conclusively tested and expression levels may vary in certain cell lines/tissues.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Flow Cyt, IHC-Fr, ELISA, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant full length protein (Mouse).

  • General notes
    Storage in frost free freezers is not recommended. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab11524 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
Flow Cyt Use at an assay dependent concentration.

ab18536 - Rat monoclonal IgG2b, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.


IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ELISA Use a concentration of 2 µg/ml.
WB Use a concentration of 1 - 5 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 16.8 kDa.


  • Function
    Participates in at least several B-cell activation processes as well as of other cell types. It is a costimulator of DNA-synthesis. It induces the expression of class II MHC molecules on resting B-cells. It enhances both secretion and cell surface expression of IgE and IgG1. It also regulates the expression of the low affinity Fc receptor for IgE (CD23) on both lymphocytes and monocytes.
  • Involvement in disease
    Genetic variations in IL4 may be a cause of susceptibility to ischemic stroke (ISCHSTR) [MIM:601367]; also known as cerebrovascular accident or cerebral infarction. A stroke is an acute neurologic event leading to death of neural tissue of the brain and resulting in loss of motor, sensory and/or cognitive function. Ischemic strokes, resulting from vascular occlusion, is considered to be a highly complex disease consisting of a group of heterogeneous disorders with multiple genetic and environmental risk factors.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the IL-4/IL-13 family.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • B cell growth factor 1 antibody
    • B cell IgG differentiation factor antibody
    • B Cell Stimulatory Factor 1 antibody
    • B-cell stimulatory factor 1 antibody
    • BCGF 1 antibody
    • BCGF1 antibody
    • Binetrakin antibody
    • BSF-1 antibody
    • BSF1 antibody
    • IGG1 induction factor antibody
    • IL 4 antibody
    • IL-4 antibody
    • IL4 antibody
    • IL4_HUMAN antibody
    • Il4e12 antibody
    • Interleukin 4 antibody
    • Interleukin 4 variant 2 antibody
    • Interleukin 4, isoform 1 antibody
    • Interleukin-4 antibody
    • Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1 antibody
    • MGC79402 antibody
    • Pitrakinra antibody
    see all


  • Anti-IL4 antibody [BVD4-1D11] (ab11524) + mouse IL-4 recombinant protein

    Predicted band size: 16.8 kDa


This product has been referenced in:
  • García Nores GD  et al. CD4+ T cells are activated in regional lymph nodes and migrate to skin to initiate lymphedema. Nat Commun 9:1970 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29773802) »
  • Wu S  et al. Anti-asthmatic effect of pitavastatin through aerosol inhalation is associated with CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ T cells in an asthma mouse model. Sci Rep 7:6084 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28729731) »

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The immunogen was a recombinant full length mouse protein. As far as we are aware, the epitope has not been mapped yet so we do not have this ...

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Thank you for your enquiry regarding ab11524.

As the datasheet indicates the immunogne was a recombinant full length protein (Mouse). This antibody has been tested and characterized in different application such as Flow Cyt, IHC-Fr, ELISA, WB...

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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Mouse Tissue sections (atherosclerotic and aneurysmal lesions)
atherosclerotic and aneurysmal lesions
Blocking step
Serum as blocking agent for 20 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: RT°C

Dr. Galina Sukhova

Verified customer

Submitted Mar 15 2008


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