IL-21 Rat anti-Mouse, PE, Clone: mhalx21, eBioscience™
Rat Monoclonal Antibody
Brand: Affymetrix eBioscience 12-7213-82
UNSPSC : 12352200
Code : Z2
Additional Details : Weight : 0.25000kg
DescriptionThe monoclonal antibody mhalx21 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 IFNγ 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 naïve B cells.
In Th17 cells, IL-21 expression and autocrine feedback through STAT3, IRF4 and RORγt 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 RORγt, 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 mhalx21 recognizes a different epitope than anti-mouse IL-21 clone FFA21 (cat. 51-7211).
|aqueous buffer, 0.09% sodium azide, may contain carrier protein/stabilizer|
|Store at 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Light-sensitive material.|
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