Cytokines are small proteins that are secreted when the body is invaded by a pathogen or suffers trauma.
Cytokine antibodies are produced by most immune cells including:
- Natural Killer cells
- T-helper cells
Cytokine antibodies can be pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory, promoting or inhibiting the proliferation and functions of other immune cells. They orchestrate the immune response to mobilize white blood cells by readying them for action and ensuring that they congregate at the site of inflammation, infection, or damage. These immunomodulating agents are important regulators of both the innate and adaptive immune response.
SouthernBiotech provides low endotoxin, azide-free, and conjugated anti-mouse and anti-human cytokine antibodies. Our cytokine antibodies are all produced and validated in-house, for use in assays such as ELISA, neutralization, and flow cytometry.