IFN-beta ELISA Assay Kit
The IFN-beta ELISA Assay Kit is For Research Use Only
Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 0.15 ng/ml
Dynamic Range: 0.312-20 ng/ml
Incubation Time: 3.5 hours
Sample Type: Serum, Plasma, Cell culture Supernatants
Sample Size: 100 µL
Alternative Names: Interferon beta, IFN-β, Human IFN-beta
Specificity: This assay recognizes natural and recombinant Human IFN-beta. This kit might cross-react to mouse and monkey IFN beta.
IFN-beta is a cytokine that belongs to the interferon family of signaling proteins, which are released as part of the innate immune response to pathogens. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the type I class of interferons, which are important for defense against viral infections. In addition, type I interferons are involved in cell differentiation and anti-tumor defenses. Following secretion in response to a pathogen, type I interferons bind a homologous receptor complex and induce transcription of genes such as those encoding inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. Overactivation of type I interferon secretion is linked to autoimmune diseases. Mice deficient for this gene display several phenotypes including defects in B cell maturation and increased susceptibility to viral infection.