Human IL-10 ELISA Kit

Principle of the Assay

This assay employs the quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay technique. A monoclonal antibody specific for IL-10 has been pre-coated onto a microplate. Standards and samples are pipetted into the wells and any IL-10 present is bound by the immobilized antibody. Following incubation unbound samples are removed during a wash step, and then a detection antibody specific for IL-10 is added to the wells and binds to the combination of capture antibody- IL-10 in sample. Following a wash to remove any unbound combination, and enzyme conjugate is added to the wells. Following incubation and wash steps a substrate is added. A coloured product is formed in proportion to the amount of IL-10 present in the sample. The reaction is terminated by addition of acid and absorbance is measured at 450nm. A standard curve is prepared from seven IL-10 standard dilutions and IL-10 sample concentration determined.

For Use with serum, plasma and cell culture supernatants. For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Target Information

Interleukin 10 (IL-10), initially designated cytokine synthesis inhibitory factor (CSIF), was originally identified as a product of murine T helper 2 (TH2) clones that suppressed the production of cytokines by T helper 1 (TH1) clones responding to antigen stimulation in the presence of monocyte/macrophage antigen-presenting cells.

The human homologue of mouse IL-10 was subsequently cloned by cross-hybridization. Human and mouse IL-10 are 81% and 73% identical at the nucleotide and amino acid levels, respectively. Mouse, rat and human IL-10 cDNAs encode 178 amino acid (aa) residue precursor polypeptides with hydrophobic signal peptides that are cleaved to generate 160 aa residue mature proteins. There is at least 73% aa identity between the proteins from the three species. In contrast to mouse IL-10, human IL-10 appears to be non-glycosylated. Both mouse and human IL-10 exist as non-covalently-linked homodimers in solution. Although human IL-10 is active on mouse cells, mouse IL-10 does not show species cross-reactivity on human cells.

IL-10 is a pleiotropic cytokine that can exert either immunosuppressive or immunostimulatory effects on a variety of cell types. human IL-10 can inhibit monocyte/macrophage-dependent, antigen-stimulated cytokine synthesis by human PBMNC and NK cells. L-10 can inhibit production or function of a macrophage membrane-bound costimulator required for activation of T cells and NK cells.

IL-10 is a potent modulator of monocyte/macrophage function. IL-10 also enhances the release of soluble TNF receptors and inhibits the expression of surface ICAM-1 and B7. Finally, IL-10 has been reported to suppress the synthesis of superoxide anion plus reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI), and either inhibit or facilitate nitric oxide synthesis, depending on the time of exposure to activated macrophages. IL-10 has marked effects on B cells. IL-10 also has documented activity on endothelial cells, where it mimics IL-4, and on thymocytes and mast cells, where it acts as a growth costimulator.

GENE ID 3586

Materials Supplied

Kit Components 96 Wells Quantity/Size
Aluminium pouches with a Microwell Plate coated with monoclonal antibody to human IL-10 (8﹡12) 1 plate
Human IL-10 Standard lyophilized, 2000 pg/ml upon reconstitution 2 vials
Concentrated Biotin-Conjugate anti-human IL-10 monoclonal antibody 2 vials
Streptavidin-HRP solution 2 vials
Standard /sample Diluent 1 bottle
Biotin-Conjugate antibody Diluent 1 bottle
Streptavidin-HRP Diluent 1 bottle
Wash Buffer Concentrate 20x (PBS with 1% Tween-20) 1 bottle
Substrate Solution 1 vial
Stop Solution 1 vial
Adhesive Films 4 pieces
Product data sheet 1 copy


Storage Store at 2 - 8°C

Performance Characteristics

REPEATABILITY The coefficient of variation of both intra-assay and inter-assay were less than 10%.
SENSITIVITY The minimum detectable dose was 4pg/mL.
ASSAY RANGE 7.8 - 500 pg/mL
SPECIFICITY This assay recognizes both natural and recombinant human IL-10. The factors listed below were prepared at 100ng/ml in Standard /sample Diluent and assayed for cross-reactivity and no significant cross-reactivity or interference was observed.
Factors assayed for cross-reactivity
Recombinant human IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IL-9, IL-12, IL-12p40, IL-17, Leptin, IFN-γ, TNF-α, TNF-β
Recombinant mouse IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, IL-9, IL-10, IL-12, IL-12p40, IL-17, Leptin, IFN-γ, TNF-α
Recombinant rat IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, Leptin, TNF-α, IFN-γ