- Catalogue N°
- 660.080.096 - 1 x 96 (pre-coated)
660.080.192 - 2 x 96 (pre-coated)
- Assay Range
- 7.8 pg/ml - 500 pg/ml
- Target species
- Recognizes both natural and recombinant murine IL-13
- Sample Type
- Cell culture supernatant and serum tested, other body fluids suitable
- Sample Size
- 50 µl
- Kit Content
- Diaclone ELISA Kits include pre-coated strip plates, biotinylated secondary antibody, standards, controls (where applicable), buffers, streptavidin-HRP, TMB, stop reagents and a detailed procedure.
Interleukin-13 (IL-13) is a Th2-type cytokine, secreted from CD4(+) T cells, mast cells, basophils and eosinophils. The IL-13 gene generates a cluster with other Th2-type cytokines such as IL-4 and IL-5. Although the homology between IL-13 and IL-4 at the amino acid level is low, the IL-13 structure determined by NMR is very similar to that of IL-4. Both cytokines share their receptors and signal pathways, giving these two cytokines similar biological properties.
IL-13 is an immunoregulatory cytokine. It has become evident that IL-13 is a key mediator in the pathogenesis of allergic inflammation. IL-13 mediates its effects by interacting with a complex receptor system comprised of IL-4Ralpha and two IL-13 binding proteins, IL-13Ralpha1 and IL-13Ralpha2.
IL-13 receptors are expressed on human B cells, basophils, eosinophils, mast cells, endothelial cells, fibroblasts, monocytes, macrophages, respiratory epithelial cells, and smooth muscle cells. However, functional IL-13 receptors have not been demonstrated on human or mouse T cells. Thus unlike IL-4, IL-13 does not appear to be important in the initial differentiation of CD4 T cells into T(H)2-type cells but rather appears to be important in the effector phase of allergic inflammation.
The important role of IL-13 in the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma as well as other allergic diseases has been recognized, based mainly on analyses of mouse models. Interleukin-13 further plays a major role in various other inflammatory diseases including cancer. The IL-13Ralpha2 but not IL-13Ralpha1 chain binds IL-13 with high affinity and is over expressed in a variety of human cancer cells derived from glioma, squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck, and AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma.
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