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The AlphaLISA® High Performance (HP) Human IL-2 Detection Kit is designed for the quantitative determination of human IL-2 in serum, buffered solution, or cell culture medium using a homogeneous (no wash steps, no separation steps) assay.
This kit is the new and improved version of part number AL221.
Interleukin 2 (IL-2), formerly known as T-cell growth factor (TCGF), is a 15 kDa immunoregulatory lymphokine produced by lectin- or antigen-activated T cells and capable of inducing the thymic expansion of recently activated antigen-specific T lymphocytes. However, since T-cell immunity can be elicited to various agents in the absence of IL-2 in vivo, it is currently thought that the main non-redundant activity of this cytokine is the induction of the suppressor function of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Treg) in peripheral lymph nodes to ensure suppression of autoreactive T cells that escape negative selection. Moreover, studies suggest that IL-2-mediated regulation of Treg cells is important in the prevention of type 1 diabetes and autoimmune disease.
AlphaLISA technology allows the detection of molecules of interest in a no-wash, highly sensitive, quantitative assay. In an AlphaLISA assay, a biotinylated anti-analyte antibody binds to the Streptavidin-coated Donor beads while another anti-analyte antibody is conjugated to AlphaLISA Acceptor beads. In the presence of the analyte, the beads come into close proximity. The excitation of the Donor beads causes the release of singlet oxygen molecules that triggers a cascade of energy transfer in the Acceptor beads, resulting in a sharp peak of light emission at 615 nm.
Protein Analysis & Detection
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100 Assay Points