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  • Official Full Name
  • interleukin 6
  • Background
  • This gene encodes a cytokine that functions in inflammation and the maturation of B cells. In addition, the encoded protein has been shown to be an endogenous pyrogen capable of inducing fever in people with autoimmune diseases or infections. The protein is primarily produced at sites of acute and chronic inflammation, where it is secreted into the serum and induces a transcriptional inflammatory response through interleukin 6 receptor, alpha. The functioning of this gene is implicated in a wide variety of inflammation-associated disease states, including suspectibility to diabetes mellitus and systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2011]
  • Synonyms
  • IL6; interleukin 6; HGF; HSF; BSF2; IL-6; IFNB2; interleukin-6; CDF; BSF-2; IFN-beta-2; interferon beta-2; interleukin BSF-2; interferon, beta 2; hybridoma growth factor; CTL differentiation factor; B-cell stimulatory factor 2; B-cell differentiation factor;
Cat.#:IL6-040HTag:
Source (Host):HEK293Species:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6 Protein, non-tagged, Biotinylated
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Cat.#:IL6-2003MTag:
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse IL6 Protein
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Cat.#:IL6-4372RTag:
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Rabbit
Product nameRecombinant Rabbit IL6 Protein
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Cat.#:IL6-4394ATag:
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Atlantic Salmon
Product nameRecombinant Atlantic Salmon IL6 Protein
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Cat.#:IL6-5433MTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Macaca mulatta
Product nameRecombinant Macaca mulatta Interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2)
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Cat.#:IL6-471HTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human Interleukin 6 (Interferon, Beta 2)
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Cat.#:IL6-363HTag:N/A
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human Interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2)
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Cat.#:IL6-041HTag:
Source (Host):HEK293 cellsSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6 Protein
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Cat.#:IL6-105HTag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-106HTag:
Source (Host):Nicotiana benthamianaSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6
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Cat.#:IL6-128HTag:N/A
Source (Host):HEK293Species:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human Interleukin 6 (Interferon, Beta 2)
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Cat.#:IL6-12HTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human Interleukin-6
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Cat.#:IL6-142HTag:His
Source (Host):Nicotiana benthamianaSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6 Active, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-1558HTag:His
Source (Host):Nicotiana benthamianaSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant human IL6, Active, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-163HTag:Fc
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human Interleukin 6, HIgG1 Fc-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-1HTag:N/A
Source (Host):Sf 9 Insect cellsSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6
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Cat.#:IL6-218HTag:
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6 Protein
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Cat.#:IL6-23HTag:N/A
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6
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Cat.#:IL6-264HTag:Strep II
Source (Host):HEK293Species:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6, StrepII-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-2778HTag:
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6
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Cat.#:IL6-28HTag:His
Source (Host):Barley grain (Hordeum vulgare)Species:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-304HTag:Met
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human Interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2), Met
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Cat.#:IL6-311HTag:Fc
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6, MIgG2a Fc-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-312HTag:Fc
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6,HIgG1 Fc-tagged, mutant
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Cat.#:IL6-313HTag:Fc
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6, HIgG1 Fc-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-318HTag:Fc
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6, Fc-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-505HTag:
Source (Host):HEK293Species:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL-6
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Cat.#:IL6-554HTag:His
Source (Host):HEK293FSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6 protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-62HTag:N/A
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human Interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2)
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Cat.#:IL6-63HTag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-78HTag:
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL-6
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Cat.#:IL6-8865HTag:
Source (Host):Hordeum vulgareSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6,His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-950HTag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6 Protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-001MTag:Fc
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse IL6, MIgG2a Fc-tagged
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Cat.#:Il6-12MTag:
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse Il6 protein
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Cat.#:IL6-314HTag:Fc
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6, MIgG2a Fc-tagged, mutant
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Cat.#:Il6-320MTag:Fc
Source (Host):HEK293Species:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse Il6, Fc-tagged
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Cat.#:Il6-321MTag:Fc
Source (Host):CHOSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse Il6, Fc-tagged
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Cat.#:Il6-37MTag:His
Source (Host):Insect cellSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse Il6 protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:Il6-490MTag:His
Source (Host):HEK293FSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse Il6 protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-605MTag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2), His-tagged
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Cat.#:Il6-76MTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse Interleukin 6
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Cat.#:Il6-8668MTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse Il6, None tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-3049RTag:His
Source (Host):Mammalian CellsSpecies:Rat
Product nameRecombinant Rat IL6 Protein
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Cat.#:Il6-473RTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Rat
Product nameRecombinant Rat Interleukin 6
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Cat.#:Il6-481RTag:His
Source (Host):HEK293FSpecies:Rat
Product nameRecombinant Rat Il6 protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-8710RTag:
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Rat
Product nameRecombinant Rat Il6
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Cat.#:Il6-98RTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Rat
Product nameRecombinant Rat Interleukin 6
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Cat.#:IL6-326Tag:
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Cynomolgus Monkey
Product nameRecombinant Cynomolgus Monkey IL6 protein
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Cat.#:IL6-8849CTag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Cynomolgus Monkey
Product nameRecombinant Cynomolgus IL6, None tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-2254RTag:His
Source (Host):Mammalian CellsSpecies:Rhesus Macaque
Product nameRecombinant Rhesus monkey IL6 Protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-659RTag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Rhesus monkey
Product nameRecombinant Rhesus monkey IL6 protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-144CTag:His
Source (Host):Insect cellsSpecies:Canine
Product nameRecombinant Canine IL6 protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-244CTag:N/A
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Canine
Product nameRecombinant Canine Interleukin 6 (Interferon, Beta 2)
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Cat.#:IL6-498DTag:His
Source (Host):HEK293FSpecies:Dog
Product nameRecombinant Dog IL6 protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-654DTag:His/T7
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Dog
Product nameRecombinant Dog IL6 protein, His & T7-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-241BTag:N/A
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Bovine
Product nameRecombinant Bovine Interleukin 6 (Interferon, Beta 2)
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Cat.#:IL6-12CTag:
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Chicken
Product nameRecombinant Chicken IL6 Protein
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Cat.#:IL6-6196CTag:His
Source (Host):Mammalian CellsSpecies:Chicken
Product nameRecombinant Chicken IL6
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Cat.#:IL6-658RTag:His/GST
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Rabbit
Product nameRecombinant Rabbit IL6 protein, His & GST-tagged
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Cat.#:il6-23ZTag:
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Zebrafish
Product nameRecombinant Zebrafish il6 Protein
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Cat.#:IL6-8236ZTag:His
Source (Host):Mammalian CellsSpecies:Zebrafish
Product nameRecombinant Zebrafish IL6
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Cat.#:IL6-1025PTag:
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Pig
Product nameRecombinant Pig IL6 Protein
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Cat.#:Il6-16STag:N/A
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Pig
Product nameRecombinant Swine Il6
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Cat.#:IL6-258ETag:N/A
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Equine
Product nameRecombinant Equine Interleukin 6 (Interferon, Beta 2)
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Cat.#:IL6-29STag:
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Pig
Product nameRecombinant Swine IL-6
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Cat.#:Il6-392CTag:Met
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Cotton Rat
Product nameRecombinant Cotton Rat Il6, Met-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-474PTag:His
Source (Host):HEK293FSpecies:Pig
Product nameRecombinant Pig IL6 protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-655STag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Sheep
Product nameRecombinant Sheep IL6 protein, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-85PTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Pig
Product nameRecombinant Porcine Interleukin 6
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Cat.#:IL6-5309HTag:HQ
Source (Host):Hordeum vulgare (barley grain)Species:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human Interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2), HQ-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-031ETag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6 (29-212aa)
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Cat.#:IL6-323HTag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6, His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-738HTag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human Interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2), His-tagged
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Cat.#:Il6-657MTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse Interleukin 6
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Cat.#:IL6-560RTag:N/A
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Rhesus Macaque
Product nameRecombinant Rhesus macaque IL-6
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Cat.#:IL6-597CTag:His
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Chicken
Product nameRecombinant Chicken Interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2), His-tagged
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Cat.#:IL6-598CTag:N/A
Source (Host):YeastSpecies:Cat
Product nameRecombinant Cat Interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2)
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Cat.#:IL6-1112HTag:
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6
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Cat.#:IL6-5224HCLTag:
Source (Host):Species:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human IL6 293 Cell Lysate
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Cat.#:IL6-4321HGTag:
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameGMP Recombinant Human IL6 protein
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Cat.#:IL6-100HTag:
Source (Host):Species:Human
Product nameHuman Interleukin-6 (rDNA derived) Reference standard
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Cat.#:Il6-136MTag:
Source (Host):Species:Mouse
Product nameMouse Interleukin-6 (rDNA derived) Reference standard
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Cat.#:CSC-P0209Tag:
Source (Host):Species:
Product nameAnti-Human IL6 MAb Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0210Tag:
Source (Host):Species:
Product nameAnti-Human IL6 F(ab) Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0211Tag:
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Product nameAnti-Human IL6 scFv Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0263Tag:
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Product nameAnti-Human IL6 MAb Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0264Tag:
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Product nameAnti-Human IL6 F(ab) Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0265Tag:
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Product nameAnti-Human IL6 scFv Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0266Tag:
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Product nameAnti-Human IL6 MAb Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0267Tag:
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Product nameAnti-Human IL6 F(ab) Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0268Tag:
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Product nameAnti-Human IL6 scFv Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0443Tag:
Source (Host):Species:
Product nameAnti-Human IL-6 MAb Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0444Tag:
Source (Host):Species:
Product nameAnti-Human IL-6 F(ab) Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Cat.#:CSC-P0445Tag:
Source (Host):Species:
Product nameAnti-Human IL-6 scFv Stable Cell Line-CHO
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Involved Pathway

Il6 involved in several pathways and played different roles in them. We selected most pathways Il6 participated on our site, such as Cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction, HIF- signaling pathway, FoxO signaling pathway, which may be useful for your reference. Also, other proteins which involved in the same pathway with Il6 were listed below. Creative BioMart supplied nearly all the proteins listed, you can search them on our site.
Pathway Name
Pathway Related Protein
Cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction
Ifnlr1; PDGFB; IFNA2; IFNPHI3; IL8L1; CCL25B; GM13306; IFNPHI1; CSF2; BMP7
HIF- signaling pathway
INS; TLR4; EPO; TCEB2; IL6; VHL; TCEB1; FLT1; AKT1; MAP2K2
FoxO signaling pathway
PRKAB1B; PTENB; AKT2L; MAPK8B; FBXO32; GABARAPL2; STK11; PTEN; PRKAG3B; IGF1RB
PIK-Akt signaling pathway
PPP2R5C; PTK2; Fasl; CASP9; VEGFB; PPP2R5D; CREB3L2; MAP2K1; GNB2; FGF18
Toll-like receptor signaling pathway
SPP1; TLR3; PIK3R2; PIK3CA; IL6; PIK3R3; MAPK8B; IRF7; MAP2K4A; TLR2-2
NOD-like receptor signaling pathway
BIRC2; LOC100033925; TNFAIP3; MAPK13; CXCL2; PSTPIP1; NFKBIAB; MAPK9; ERBB2IP; NAIP7
Cytosolic DNA-sensing pathway
TREX1; POLR3GLB; DDX58; IFNA7; IFNA13; NFKB1; Ifna11; POLR3D; IFNB; IFNA3
Jak-STAT signaling pathway
PIK3R3A; GFAP; IL22RA2; SOCS6B; HRASB; IL19; CRLF2; CNTF; FHL1A; THPO
Hematopoietic cell lineage
CD36; Itgam&Itgb2; ITGA6; CD1E, B2M; ITGAM; CSF1; ITGA5; CSF3; ITGA2B; ITGA3
TNF signaling pathway
PIK3CA; LIF; TRAF3; NFKBIA; PIK3R2; BIRC3; CXCL10; PIK3R1; TNF; RPS6KA4
Intestinal i
ICOSLG; IL5; CD40; TNFRSF13B; IL6; HLA-DOA; MADCAM1; CXCR4B; BLA; HLA-DRB3
ne network for IgA production
CD28; BMA2; H2-AB1; HLA-DRA; CCR9A; CXCR4B; IL6; IL15RA; BLA; TNFSF13
Insulin resistance
PRKAB2; AKT1; PPP1CC; PPP1CB; SLC27A3; PRKCE; RPS6KA1; IKBKB; PPP1R3CA; SLC27A1B
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
NDUFB4; PIK3R5; COX7B2; NDUFB5; NDUFS7; SDHC; NDUFA4L2; ADIPOR2; PRKAG2; SDHA
Prion diseases
LOC100033925; MAP2K1; MAP2K2; NCAM2; C6; C5; FYN; MAPK1; CCL5; PRNP
Salmonella infection
MAPK1; RHOG; RAC1A; CDC42; ACTB2; CXCL2; CXCL1; TLR4; MAPK10; MAPK9
Pertussis
GNAI1; IL1B; IL-8; IRF8; FOS; MYD88; MAPK8; MAPK3; GM5077; IL12A
Legionellosis
RAB1B; Itgam&Itgb2; MYD88; CASP8; NAIP6; ITGB2; IL-8; CXCL3; TLR2; VCP
Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis)
PPP2R2A; SERPINE1; MAPK8; CD3E; CD3D; IL1B2; SMAD2; CD3E; PIK3R1; CCL3L1; MAPK1
African trypanosomiasis
MYD88; IL6; PRKCB; TLR9; THOP1; APOL1; ICAM1; IL18; IL1B2; F2RL1
Malaria
VCAM1; HBA2; LRP1; TGFB2; CD81; DARC; SDC2; HBB-B2; THBS3; IL6
Amoebiasis
COL1A2; LAMB3; SERPINB1C; IL1B2; RAB7; LAMA3; IL12A; RAB5C; NOS2; TNF
Tuberculosis
IL18; IFNB1; BCL10; RAB7A; TRADD; HLA-DRB5; TLR9; HLA-DRB3; ATP6V0C; ITGAX
Hepatitis B
TICAM2; IFNA17; CASP9; RAF1; CREB3L2; DDX3X; MAPK9; NFATC1; MAPK8; APAF1
Measles
DOK1; EIF2AK1; AKT2; IFNGR1; PIK3R5; IFNAR1; TNFRSF10C; HSPA8; IFNA21; CLEC4M
Influenza A
IFNA13; TYK2; MAP2K4; MAPK11; FURIN; CCL2; PIK3CA; MAP2K1; LOC100686744; RSAD2
HTLV-I infection
VAC14; BUB3; TLN1; POLE; NFYB; PIK3CA; POLD1; ELK1; Pdgfa&Pdgfb; PIK3CB
Herpes simplex infection
TRAF1; TAF6L; PPP1CB; JAK2B; MAPK8A; EIF2AK3; PER3; BLB2; IKBKG; STAT1
Pathways in cancer
PLEKHG5; MMP2; RUNX1T1; TCF7; LPAR6; LAMB3; GNAI3; TFG; FN1; PTK2
Transcriptional misregulation in cancer
MYCN; SPINT1; GOLPH3; RXRA; FUT8; PROM1; JMJD1C; ETV1; ELANE; CCNT2
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
IL12A; HLA-DOB; STAT3; HLA-DRB3; HLA-DRB5; IL17A; HLA-DPA1; Il2; IL18RAP; IFNGR1
Rheumatoid arthritis
CXCL5; ATP6V1C1; TNFSF13B; H2-AB1; HLA-DQB1; ATP6V1D; ATP6V1E2; ATP6V1B2; ATP6V1A; IL15
Graft-versus-host disease
IFNG; PRF1; HLA-DPA1; HLA-DOB; CD86; HLA-DRB1; KIR2DL1; HLA-G; CD28; HLA-B
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
ITGAV; ACTB; RYR2; ITGA8; SGCG; SGCB; PRKAA1; ATP2A2; CACNB3; ACE

Protein Function

Il6 has several biochemical functions, for example, cytokine activity, growth factor activity, interleukin-6 receptor binding. Some of the functions are cooperated with other proteins, some of the functions could acted by Il6 itself. We selected most functions Il6 had, and list some proteins which have the same functions with Il6. You can find most of the proteins on our site.
Function
Related Protein
Function cytokine activity
Related Protein GDF10; IL13; IL31; BMP7B; CMTM4; INHBAA; Il23a; Il12b; SCGB3A1; GREM1; LTA
Function growth factor activity
Related Protein DKK1; NRG3; IGF3; THBS4B; FGF6; EFEMP1; FGF12; INHBE; BMP7B; FGF20B
Function interleukin-6 receptor binding
Related Protein ERAP1; CNTF; ADAM17; PYCARD; IL6
Function contributes_to interleukin-6 receptor binding
Related Protein IL6ST; Il6ra; IL6; IL6R
Function protein binding
Related Protein ASGR1; BCL2L12; CD200R3; CCL4; DNAJB6; YIPF4; CASP10; ARHGAP24; KRTAP10-8; FOXD3

Interacting Protein

Il6 has direct interactions with proteins and molecules. Those interactions were detected by several methods such as yeast two hybrid, co-IP, pull-down and so on. We selected proteins and molecules interacted with Il6 here. Most of them are supplied by our site. Hope this information will be useful for your research of Il6.
IL6R; ZBTB16; HRH1; IL6ST; SH3GL2

Il6 Related Gene Family

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