interleukin-4

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interleukin-4

[‚in·tər′lük·ən ′fȯr]
(immunology)
A cytokine that is capable of a variety of activities, such as induction of proliferation by T cells, mast cells, megakarocytes, and erythroid precursors; induction of antibody secretion by B cells; and potentiation of the proliferation of mast cells. Abbreviated IL-4.
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We purchased antimurine IL-4 monoclonal antibody (mAb) clone 11B11 from Hazleton (Hazleton, PA, USA); biotin conjugated anti-IL-4 mAb clone BVD6-24G2 from Pharmingen (San Diego, CA, USA); horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-conjugated avidin from ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Because pathological levels of IL-1, IL-4, IL-6, IL-13 and VEGF seem to contribute to a variety of disease states, these Traps have the potential to be evaluated for use in a range of therapeutic indications.
PCR primers for rat glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (G3PDH), IL-1, IL-6, TNF-[Alpha], IL-2, and IFN-[Gamma] were purchased commercially from Clontech (Palo Alto, CA); PCR primers for rat IL-4 and IL-5 were synthesized by the core facility of the Human Studies Division at the U.
Any error to gamma means you can't make any response to IL-2, IL-4, and IL-7.