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IL28 Antibody (Center)

Purified Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody (Pab)

  • WB - IL28 Antibody (Center) AP1708b
    The anti-IL28 Ctr-term Pab (Cat. #AP1708b) is used in Western blot to detect IL28 in mouse brain tissue lysate.
Product Information
  • Applications Legend:
  • WB=Western Blot
  • IHC=Immunohistochemistry
  • IHC-P=Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin-embedded Sections)
  • IHC-F=Immunohistochemistry (Frozen Sections)
  • IF=Immunofluorescence
  • FC=Flow Cytopmetry
  • IC=Immunochemistry
  • ICC=Immunocytochemistry
  • IP=Immunoprecipitation
  • DB=Dot Blot
  • CHIP=Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • FA=Fluorescence Assay
  • IEM=Immunoelectronmicroscopy
  • EIA=Enzyme Immunoassay
Primary Accession Q8IZJ0
Reactivity Human, Mouse
Host Rabbit
Clonality Polyclonal
Isotype Rabbit Ig
Calculated MW 22288 Da
Antigen Region 61-92 aa
Additional Information
Gene ID 282616
Other Names Interferon lambda-2, IFN-lambda-2, Cytokine Zcyto20, Interleukin-28A, IL-28A, IFNL2, IL28A, ZCYTO20
Target/Specificity This IL28 antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 61-92 amino acids from the Central region of human IL28.
Dilution WB~~1:1000
Format Purified polyclonal antibody supplied in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. This antibody is prepared by Saturated Ammonium Sulfate (SAS) precipitation followed by dialysis against PBS.
StorageMaintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
PrecautionsIL28 Antibody (Center) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Protein Information
Name IFNL2
Synonyms IL28A, ZCYTO20
Function Cytokine with antiviral, antitumour and immunomodulatory activities. Plays a critical role in the antiviral host defense, predominantly in the epithelial tissues. Acts as a ligand for the heterodimeric class II cytokine receptor composed of IL10RB and IFNLR1, and receptor engagement leads to the activation of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway resulting in the expression of IFN- stimulated genes (ISG), which mediate the antiviral state. Has a restricted receptor distribution and therefore restricted targets: is primarily active in epithelial cells and this cell type- selective action is because of the epithelial cell-specific expression of its receptor IFNLR1. Seems not to be essential for early virus-activated host defense in vaginal infection, but plays an important role in Toll-like receptor (TLR)-induced antiviral defense. Plays a significant role in the antiviral immune defense in the intestinal epithelium. Exerts an immunomodulatory effect by up-regulating MHC class I antigen expression.
Cellular Location Secreted.
Research Areas
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IL28 is a cytokine distantly related to type I interferons and the IL-10 family. This gene, interleukin 28B (IL28B), and interleukin 29 (IL29) are three closely related cytokine genes that form a cytokine gene cluster on a chromosomal region mapped to 19q13. Expression of the cytokines encoded by the three genes can be induced by viral infection. All three cytokines have been shown to interact with a heterodimeric class II cytokine receptor that consists of interleukin 10 receptor, beta (IL10RB) and interleukin 28 receptor, alpha (IL28RA).


Kotenko, S.V., et al., Nat. Immunol. 4(1):69-77 (2003).
Sheppard, P., et al., Nat. Immunol. 4(1):63-68 (2003).

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Cat# AP1708b
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