Key features and details
- One-wash 90 minute protocol
- Sensitivity: 11.3 pg/ml
- Range: 15.6 pg/ml - 1000 pg/ml
- Sample type: Cell culture supernatant, Cit plasma, EDTA Plasma, Hep Plasma, Serum
- Detection method: Colorimetric
- Assay type: Sandwich (quantitative)
- Reacts with: Mouse, Rat
Product nameMouse IL-6 ELISA Kit
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Intra-assay Sample n Mean SD CV% Spleen CCS 5 3.9% Inter-assay Sample n Mean SD CV% Spleen CCS 3 3.4%
Sample typeCell culture supernatant, Serum, Hep Plasma, EDTA Plasma, Cit plasma
Assay typeSandwich (quantitative)
Range15.6 pg/ml - 1000 pg/ml
Sample specific recovery Sample type Average % Range Serum 107 103% - 114% Cell culture media 100 89% - 112% Hep Plasma 98 95% - 103% EDTA Plasma 112 109% - 116% Cit plasma 99 96% - 102%
Assay time1h 30m
Assay durationOne step assay
Species reactivityReacts with: Mouse, Rat
Mouse IL-6 ELISA Kit (ab222503) is a single-wash 90 min sandwich ELISA designed for the quantitative measurement of IL-6 protein in cell culture supernatant, cit plasma, edta plasma, hep plasma, and serum. It uses our proprietary SimpleStep ELISA® technology. Quantitate Mouse IL-6 with 11.3 pg/ml sensitivity.
SimpleStep ELISA® technology employs capture antibodies conjugated to an affinity tag that is recognized by the monoclonal antibody used to coat our SimpleStep ELISA® plates. This approach to sandwich ELISA allows the formation of the antibody-analyte sandwich complex in a single step, significantly reducing assay time. See the SimpleStep ELISA® protocol summary in the image section for further details. Our SimpleStep ELISA® technology provides several benefits:
- Single-wash protocol reduces assay time to 90 minutes or less
- High sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility from superior antibodies
- Fully validated in biological samples
- 96-wells plate breakable into 12 x 8 wells strips
A 384-well SimpleStep ELISA® microplate (ab203359) is available to use as an alternative to the 96-well microplate provided with SimpleStep ELISA® kits.
This kit recognizes both native and recombinant mouse IL-6 protein in serum, plasma, and cell culture supernatant samples only. Cell and tissue extract samples have not been tested with this kit.
This kit recognizes mouse and rat IL-6 protein.
Rat IL-6 protein was measured at 250pg/mL and 100% cross reactivity was observed. Human IL-6 protein was measured at 1000pg/mL no cross reactivity was observed.
Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a cytokine with a wide variety of biological functions. It is a potent inducer of the acute phase response and plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells. IL-6 is involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation and IL-6 induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth as well as nerve cells differentiation. B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoeitic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS are all responsive to IL-6. IL-6 is discharged into the bloodstream after muscle contraction and acts to increase the breakdown of fats and to improve insulin resistance
PlatformPre-coated microplate (12 x 8 well strips)
Storage instructionsStore at +4°C. Please refer to protocols.
Components 1 x 96 tests 10X Mouse IL-6 Capture Antibody 1 x 600µl 10X Mouse IL-6 Detector Antibody 1 x 600µl 10X Wash Buffer PT (ab206977) 1 x 20ml Antibody Diluent 4BR 1 x 6ml Mouse IL-6 Lyophilized Recombinant Protein 2 vials Plate Seals 1 unit Sample Diluent NS (ab193972) 1 x 50ml SimpleStep Pre-Coated 96-Well Microplate (ab206978) 1 unit Stop Solution 1 x 12ml TMB Development Solution 1 x 12ml
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.
modificationsN- and O-glycosylated.
- Information by UniProt
- Interleukin BSF 2
- B cell differentiation factor
- B cell stimulatory factor 2
SimpleStep ELISA technology allows the formation of the antibody-antigen complex in one single step, reducing assay time to 90 minutes. Add samples or standards and antibody mix to wells all at once, incubate, wash, and add your final substrate. See protocol for a detailed step-by-step guide.
The IL-6 standard curve was prepared as described in Section 10. Raw data values are shown in the table. Background-subtracted data values (mean +/- SD) are graphed.
Example of mouse IL-6 standard curve. The IL-6 standard curve was prepared as described. Raw data values are shown in the table. Background-subtracted data values (mean +/- SD) are graphed.
The concentrations of IL-6 were measured in duplicates, interpolated from the IL-6 standard curves and corrected for sample dilution. Undiluted samples are as follows: serum 50%, plasma (heparin) 50%, plasma (EDTA) 50% and plasma (citrate) 50%. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2).
The concentrations of IL-6 were measured in duplicates, interpolated from the IL-6 standard curves and corrected for sample dilution. Undiluted samples are as follows: serum 50%, plasma (heparin) 50%, plasma (EDTA) 50% and plasma (citrate) 50%. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2). The mean IL-6 concentration was determined to be 39 pg/mL in serum, 42 pg/mL in plasma (heparin), 43 pg/mL in plasma (EDTA), and 32 pg/mL in plasma (citrate).
The concentrations of IL-6 were measured in duplicates, interpolated from the IL-6 standard curves and corrected for sample dilution. Undiluted samples are as follows: stimulated RAW264.7 cell culture supernatant 1:50 and stimulated spleen cell culture supernatant 1:16. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2). The mean IL-6 concentration was determined to be 26,793 pg/mL in stimulated RAW264.7 cell culture supernatant, and 15,127 pg/mL in stimulated spleen cell culture supernatant.
Linearity of dilution is determined based on interpolated values from the standard curve. Linearity of dilution defines a sample concentration interval in which interpolated target concentrations are directly proportional to sample dilution.
Recombinant IL-6 was spiked into the following biological samples and diluted in a 2-fold dilution series in Sample Diluent NS.
Native IL-6 was measured in the following biological samples in a 2-fold dilution series. Sample dilutions are made in Sample Diluent NS.
To learn more about the advantages of recombinant antibodies see here.
ab222503 has been referenced in 6 publications.
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- Luo D et al. Natural product celastrol suppressed macrophage M1 polarization against inflammation in diet-induced obese mice via regulating Nrf2/HO-1, MAP kinase and NF-?B pathways. Aging (Albany NY) 9:2069-2082 (2017). PubMed: 29040966
- Pogue AI et al. Systemic Inflammation in C57BL/6J Mice Receiving Dietary Aluminum Sulfate; Up-Regulation of the Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines IL-6 and TNFa, C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and miRNA-146a in Blood Serum. J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism 7:N/A (2017). PubMed: 29354323