PBL Assay Science, the specialists of Interferon related quality reagents, have just released 4 new unique products to be used in neutralization assays. I am pleased to introduce them in this post, in which you’ll discover examples of titration data, as well as reactivity and cross-reactivity information.
There are many, many ELISA tests out there to choose from, and making the best selection can sometimes be a bit daunting. In this post, let’s take a look at the key points to keep in mind.
Good news for the interferon domain this week with the launch of a new kit: the Verikine Human Interferon Gamma Receptor 1 (IFNGR1) ELISA Kit. This immunoassay provides researchers with a high quality product and excellent data reproducibility for this area.
Interferons (IFNs) are low molecular weight proteins that belong to the class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. IFNs are part of the non-specific immune system and are an important first line of defense against viral infections. They are released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or tumor cells.
IFNs have other functions as well: they activate immune cells, such as natural killer cells and macrophages; they increase recognition of infection or tumor cells by up-regulating antigen presentation to T lymphocytes; and they increase the ability of uninfected host cells to resist new infection by virus. Host symptoms, such as aching muscles and fever, are related to the production of IFNs during infection.
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