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Product Includes Volume Solution Color
hIL-2 Mouse mAb Coated Microwells (Chemiluminescent) 96 tests
Human IL-2 Standard (Lyophilized) 1 vial
SignalKine™ Assay Diluent A01 1.5 ml Colorless
SignalKine™ Sample Diluent S01 25 ml Brown
SignalKine™ Sample Diluent S03 25 ml Brown
hIL-2 Detection Rabbit mAb (Biotinylated)(Lyophilized) 100X 1 vial
Detection Antibody Diluent 6 ml Green
HRP-linked Streptavidin (Lyophilized) 100X 1 vial
HRP Diluent 6 ml Red
ELISA Wash Buffer (20X) 25 ml Colorless
Luminol/Enhancer Solution 3 ml Colorless
Stable Peroxide Buffer 3 ml Colorless
Sealing Tape 2 sheets

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Product Description

SignalKine™ Human IL-2 Chemiluminescent Sandwich ELISA Kit from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is a solid phase sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects human IL-2 (hIL-2) in multiple matrices. Unknown samples being tested for hIL-2 and hIL-2 standards are added to low volume microwells, where the hIL-2 is captured by the coated hIL-2 Mouse mAb. Following a washing step, a biotinylated hIL-2 Detection Rabbit mAb is added to detect the captured hIL-2. HRP-linked Streptavidin is then used for detection of the biotinylated hIL-2 Detection Rabbit mAb. A chemiluminescent reagent is added for signal development. The magnitude of light emission, measured in relative light units (RLU) is proportional to the quantity of human hIL-2 in the sample. SignalKine™ Human IL-2 Chemiluminescent Sandwich ELISA Kit detects hIL-2 in multiple matrices that can be quantified by generating a standard curve with the recombinant hIL-2 protein standard provided. The hIL-2 standard range is from 31.2 to 2000 pg/ml. Samples containing higher levels of hIL-2 can be diluted to fit into the standards range.


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Species Reactivity: Human

Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a T cell stimulatory cytokine best known for inducing T cell proliferation and NK cell proliferation and activation (1,2). IL-2 also promotes peripheral development of regulatory T cells (Tregs) (3,4). Conversely, IL-2 is involved in the activation-induced cell death (AICD) that is observed post T cell expansion by increasing levels of Fas on CD4+ T cells (5). The effects of IL-2 are mediated through a trimeric receptor complex consisting of IL-2Rα, IL-2Rβ, and the common gamma chain, γc (1,2). IL-2Rα binds exclusively to IL-2 with low affinity and increases the binding affinity of the whole receptor complex including IL-2Rβ and γc subunits. IL-15 also binds to IL-2Rβ (1,2). γc is used by other cytokines including IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15, and IL-21 (1,2). Binding of IL-2 initiates signaling cascades involving Jak1, Jak3, Stat5, and the PI3K/Akt pathways (1,2).


1.  Ma, A. et al. (2006) Annu Rev Immunol 24, 657-79.

2.  Gaffen, S.L. and Liu, K.D. (2004) Cytokine 28, 109-23.

3.  Fehérvari, Z. et al. (2006) Trends Immunol 27, 109-11.

4.  Antony, P.A. et al. (2006) J Immunol 176, 5255-66.

5.  Jaleco, S. et al. (2003) J Immunol 171, 61-8.


Entrez-Gene Id 3558
Swiss-Prot Acc. P60568


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