Biomarker expression patterns in Bovine, Canine, Porcine and Avian.Download or request a copy now
Several bovine and ovine antibodies against cytokines have been tested and shown to be suitable for caprine research.
Our antibodies against bovine IFN gamma and bovine IL-4 are well characterized, and are shown to cross-react with goat. Our anti-ovine IL-1 beta monoclonal and anti-ovine IL-8 polyclonal antibodies are also suitable for use with caprine samples.
Measurement of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) and interleukin-4 (IL-4) plays an important role in evaluating the immune status of animals. IFN-γ is a secreted, pro-inflammatory cytokine, produced by lymphocytes in response to activation by specific antigens or mitogens. IL-4 plays a critical role in influencing antigen-activated naïve CD4+ T cells to develop into Th2 cells. Th2 cells are associated with specific immune responses, including those against large extracellular parasites.
Our anti-bovine IL-4 antibodies, clones CC313 and CC314, are suitable for use in sandwich ELISA. A publication in Research in Veterinary Science cites the use of these antibodies to measure soluble IL-4 in caprine PBMC culture supernatants.