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IL-21, PE, clone: FFA21, eBioscience™

Rat Monoclonal Antibody

Brand:  Affymetrix eBioscience 12-7211-82

Code : Z2

Additional Details : Weight : 0.25000kg

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Product Code. 15249309

  • £205.37 / 100µg

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For Research Use Only.



Description: This FFA21 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse interleukin-21 (IL-21). IL-21 is a 17kDa immunomodulatory cytokine produced mainly by NKT, T helper (Th) 17 and T follicular helper (TFH) cells. In TFH cells, IL-21 expression leads to autocrine signaling through the IL-21 receptor (IL-21R) and STAT3, which leads to additional transcriptional activation by Bcl6. As with IFN gamma for Th1, IL-4 for Th2 and IL-17A for Th17, IL-21 is critical for TFH cell effector function. This cytokine plays a role in T cell-dependent B cell differentiation into plasma cells and memory cells, stimulation of IgG production and induction of apoptotic signaling in naive B cells.In Th17 cells, IL-21 expression and autocrine feedback through STAT3, IRF4 and ROR gamma t lead to upregulation of the IL-23R, thereby preparing Th17 cells for maturation and maintenance by the inflammatory cytokine IL-23. While upregulating IRF4 and ROR gamma t, IL-21 also mediates the downregulation of Foxp3. High levels of IL-21 are present in chemically-induced colitis models. IL-21-deficient mice are protected from developing colitis upon chemical treatment by their inability to upregulate Th17-associated molecules.Preliminary data suggest that clone FFA21 recognizes a different epitope than anti-mouse IL-21 clone mhalx21 (cat. 51-7213).Applications Reported: This FFA21 antibody has been reported for use in intracellular staining followed by flow cytometric analysis. This clone has been optimized for use with eBioscience IC Fixation and Permeabilization kit (cat. 88-8824).Applications Tested: This FFA21 antibody has been tested on Th17-polarized mouse splenocytes restimulated with PMA, ionomycin and brefeldin A for 5 hours. This can be used at less than or equal to 0.25 μg per test. A test is defined as the amount (μg) of antibody that will stain a cell sample in a final volume of 100 μL. Cell number should be determined empirically but can range from 10^5 to 10^8 cells/test. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.Excitation: 488-561 nm; Emission: 578 nm; Laser: Blue Laser, Green Laser, Yellow-Green Laser.Filtration: 0.2μm post-manufacturing filtered.


Store at 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Light-sensitive material.
Flow Cytometry (Intracellular Staining)
aqueous buffer, 0.09% sodium azide, may contain carrier protein/stabilizer