Human IL-8 ELISA Kit
Our Human IL-8 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human IL-8 in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA, citrate).
Interleukin-8, also called neutrophil-activating peptide-1 or SCYB8, is a tissue-derived peptide secreted by several types of cells in response to inflammatory stimuli. Monocyte-derived neutrophil chemotactic factor(MDNCF/IL-8, suggested gene symbol IL8) is a cytokine that chemoattracts and activates neutrophils. IL-8 is produced and released from human adipose tissue and from isolated adipocytes in vitro, which may indicate that IL-8 from adipose tissue could be involved in some of the obesity-related complications. The MDNCF/IL-8 gene is placed on the human gene map at position 4q12-q21. This is the same location where at least three other members(platelet factor 4, melanoma growth stimulatory activity, and interferon-gamma induced factor) of the platelet factor 4 gene superfamily reside. Human IL-8 consists of 99 amino acids in precursor form and 79 amino acids in mature form.