Mouse IL-6 ELISA Kit (Interleukin-6)

Full Name: Mouse IL-6 ELISA Kit (Interleukin-6)
Reactivity: Mouse
Sample Type: Biological Fluids, Serum, Plasma, Tissue Homogenates
Sensitivity: 9.375 pg/ml


Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is recognised as a mediator of converting B cells into antibody-producing cells, contrary to earlier theories that it was a lymphokine produced by T cells. It can aid in the expansion of murine pluripotent stem cells when combined with IL-3. While IL-6 is engaged in encouraging latent progenitor cells to begin the cell cycle, IL-3 plays a function in promoting the advancement of the cell cycle. IL-6 plays an integral role in the promotion of mega-karyopoiesis or the production of megakaryocytes. It function alongside stem cell factor and thrombopoietin to stimulate the production of megakaryocytes from hematopoietic stem cells, these are important during the process of platelet production.

Mice deficient in IL-6 have fewer megakaryocyte progenitors. Moreover, it contributes to granulopoiesis. More pronounced neutropenia than that exhibited in G-CSFR knockout mice is seen in mice that are doubly IL-6 and G-CSFR deficient. By understanding how this cytokine functions, scientists can further explore ways to improve platelet generation for therapeutic purposes.


Mouse IL-6 ELISA kit can be used for determining amounts of interleukin-6 (IL-6, HGF, IFNB2, CDF, IL6, BSF2) present in mouse serum, plasma, other biological fluids and tissue homogenate samples.


All reagents supplied need to be stored at 2 °C – 8 °C, unopened reagents will retain reactivity until expiration date. Do not use reagents beyond this date.

  • One 96-Well Plate: Pre-coated with anti-IL-6 antibody.
  • Standards: Lyophilized recombinant.
  • Sample/Standard Dilution Buffer.
  • Biotinylated-labelled Antibody.
  • Antibody Dilution Buffer.
  • HRP-Streptavidin Conjugate (SABC).
  • SABC Dilution Buffer.
  • TMB Substrate.
  • Wash Buffer (25x).
  • Plate Sealer.
  • Product Instructions.


For this mouse IL-6 ELISA kit it is recommended that a standard curve is generated for each assay carried out.

Standard Curve: 0, 15.625, 31.25, 62.5, 125, 250, 500, 1000 pg/ml.
Reactivity: Mouse
Sensitivity: 9.375 pg/ml
Range: 15.625 – 1000 pg/ml
Principle: Sandwich
Application: Research Use Only.


– Specificity: Highly specific for IL6, no cross reactivity or interference between IL6 and analogues was detected.
– Recovery: Serum (85 – 101%), EDTA Plasma (88 – 100%), Heparin Plasma (88 – 105%).
– Linearity: Serum (85 – 105%), EDTA Plasma (82 – 98%), Heparin Plasma (84 – 89%).
– Precison Intra-Assay: CV < 8%.
– Precison Inter-Assay: CV < 10%.
– Stability: Less than 10%.


  1. IL-6 can singlehandedly drive many features of frailty in mice. Geroscience. 2021 Apr;43(2):539-549. Jergović M., et al.
  2. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) deficiency enhances intramembranous osteogenesis following stress fracture in mice. Bone. (2021) 143: 115737. Coates BA., et al.
  3. Effects of IL-6 on pyruvate dehydrogenase regulation in mouse skeletal muscle. Pflugers Arch. (2014) 466 (8): 1647-57. Biensø RS., et al.


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