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Recombinant Chicken Interleukin-6

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Recombinant Protein

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Recombinant chicken inerleukin-6 is a histidine tagged molecule produced in E. coli. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional pro-inflammatory cytokine, produced by a wide variety of cells including B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes, monocytes/macrophages, fibroblasts and endothelial cells. It plays a major role in the regulation of immune responses, haematopoiesis and the induction of acute phase responses.

Recombinant chicken inerleukin-6 induces corticosterone secretion in vivo and induces proliferation of the IL-6 dependant murine hybridoma cell line 7TD1 in vitro (Marais et al. 2011).

Recombinant chicken inerleukin-6 (PAP003) is the immunogen used to produce Bio-Rad chicken IL-6 antibody (AHP942Z).

Target Species
Product Form
Purified His-tagged recombinant protein expressed in E.coli - liquid
Recombinant protein prepared from E. coli.
Buffer Solution
Phosphate buffered saline
Preservative Stabilisers
None present
>85% by Ni Chelate chromatography
Approx. Protein Concentrations
500 ug/ml
Protein Molecular Weight
23.2 kD
For research purposes only
3 months from date of despatch
His-tag is a registered trademark of EMD Biosciences.

Store at -20oC only.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.

This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
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Functional Assays
In vitro Assay
Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.

References for IL-6

  1. Marais, M. et al. (2011) Brain IL-6- and PG-dependent actions of IL-1β and lipopolysaccharide in avian fever.
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 301 (3): R791-800.
  2. Ferdous F & Scott T (2015) Bacterial and viral induction of chicken thrombocyte inflammatory responses.
    Dev Comp Immunol. 49 (2): 225-30.
  3. Abdel-mageed, A.M. et al. (2017) Modulatory roles of proinflammatory cytokines on the expression of cathelicidins in the lower regions of the oviduct of laying hens.
    Cytokine. 99: 66-72.

Further Reading

  1. Schneider, K. et al. (2001) Chicken interleukin-6. cDNA structure and biological properties.
    Eur J Biochem. 268 (15): 4200-6.

Entrez Gene
GO Terms
GO:0006953 acute-phase response
GO:0005125 cytokine activity
GO:0005138 interleukin-6 receptor binding
GO:0005615 extracellular space
GO:0006955 immune response
GO:0008083 growth factor activity


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