Human IL-11 ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human IL-11 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human IL-11 in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA, citrate).
Interleukin 11(IL-11) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IL11 gene. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the gp130 family of cytokines. This gene is mapped to 19q13.42. It is a key regulator of multiple events in hematopoiesis, most notably the stimulation of megakaryocyte maturation. IL-11 has been demonstrated to improve platelet recovery after chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia, induce acute phase proteins, modulate antigen-antibody responses, participate in the regulation of bone cell proliferation and differentiation and could be use as a therapeutic for osteoporosis. What's more, IL-11 can stimulate the growth of certain lymphocytes and it has functions in many other tissues, including the brain, gut, testis and bone. In transgenic mice, overexpression of the human IL11 gene resulted in the stimulation of bone formation to increase cortical thickness and strength of long bones.