|Calculated MW||11098 Da|
|Other Names||Interleukin-8, IL-8, C-X-C motif chemokine 8, Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 8, Emoctakin, Granulocyte chemotactic protein 1, GCP-1, Monocyte-derived neutrophil chemotactic factor, MDNCF, Monocyte-derived neutrophil-activating peptide, MONAP, Neutrophil-activating protein 1, NAP-1, Protein 3-10C, T-cell chemotactic factor, MDNCF-a, GCP/IL-8 protein IV, IL8/NAP1 form I, Interleukin-8, (Ala-IL-8)77, GCP/IL-8 protein II, IL-8(1-77), IL8/NAP1 form II, MDNCF-b, IL-8(5-77), IL-8(6-77), (Ser-IL-8)72, GCP/IL-8 protein I, IL8/NAP1 form III, Lymphocyte-derived neutrophil-activating factor, LYNAP, MDNCF-c, Neutrophil-activating factor, NAF, IL-8(7-77), GCP/IL-8 protein V, IL8/NAP1 form IV, IL-8(8-77), GCP/IL-8 protein VI, IL8/NAP1 form V, IL-8(9-77), GCP/IL-8 protein III, IL8/NAP1 form VI, CXCL8, IL8|
|Target/Specificity||A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues in human IL-8 was used as an immunogen.|
|Format||50 mM Tris-Glycine (pH 7.4), 0.15 M NaCl, 40% Glycerol, 0.01% sodium azide and 0.05% BSA.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||IL-8 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||IL-8 is a chemotactic factor that attracts neutrophils, basophils, and T-cells, but not monocytes. It is also involved in neutrophil activation. It is released from several cell types in response to an inflammatory stimulus. IL-8(6-77) has a 5-10-fold higher activity on neutrophil activation, IL-8(5-77) has increased activity on neutrophil activation and IL-8(7-77) has a higher affinity to receptors CXCR1 and CXCR2 as compared to IL-8(1-77), respectively.|
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Chemokines are a group of small (approximately 8 to 14 kD), mostly basic, structurally related molecules that regulate cell trafficking of various types of leukocytes through interactions with a subset of 7-transmembrane, G protein-coupled receptors (1). Interleukin-8 (IL-8) belongs to a family of small, structurally related cytokines similar to platelet factor 4. It is produced by phagocytes and mesenchymal cells exposed to inflammatory stimuli (e.g., interleukin-1 or tumor necrosis factor) and activates neutrophils inducing chemotaxis, exocytosis and the respiratory burst. In vivo, IL-8 elicits a massive neutrophil accumulation at the site of injection (2). It has recently been shown that IL-8, through its effects on the macrophage and endothelial cell, may be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis (3).
1. Belperio JA, et al. J Leukoc Biol 68(1):1-8, 2000
2. Baggiolini M, et al. FEBS Lett. 307(1):97-101, 1992
3. Bruun JM, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86(3):1267-73 2001
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