Human IL-16 Analyte Overview

Human IL-16

Also known as Interleukin 16, Lymphocyte, Chemoattractant Factor (LCF)

Interleukin 16 (IL-16), also known as lymphocyte chemoattractant factor (LCF), is a cytokine with pleiotropic effects in the immune system. It is a unique interleukin, with no known homologs. IL-16 is a potent chemoattractant and activator for numerous immune cells that express the surface protein CD4, including lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and dendritic cells. IL-16 is produced by many cell types, particularly lymphocytes and epithelial cells as part of an inflammatory response. It is known to modulate the activity of activated T cells and inhibit the replication of HIV. As such, it is the target for potential HIV therapeutics to halt disease progression and boost immune function. Dysregulation of IL-16 is implicated in many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, as well as endometriosis, psoriasis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and many cancers.

Q-Plex™ Details

Species: Human
Sample Type: Human Serum, EDTA Plasma
Assay Range: 6,600 – 9.05 pg/mL
Volume Required Per Well: Min. 25µL
Detection Method: Chemiluminescent
Singleplex Format: 96-well plate

Features & Requirements

  • Sensitive, reproducible, and convenient 96-well format requiring low sample volumes
  • Requires the Q-View™ Imaging System for analysis

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