Anti-L-17F recognizes IL-17F (also known as Cytokine ML-1 or Interleukin-24). IL-17F is produced and secreted by CD8+ T cells, NK cells, NKT cells and LTi cells. The main functions of IL-17F are neutrophil recruitment and immunity to extracellular pathogen. More importantly, IL-17F drives inflammation and auto-immunity. IL-17A and IL-17F are by far the best characterized cytokines of the IL-17 cytokine family. IL-17F dimerizes in a parallel fashion similar to nerve growth factor and other neutrophins. Its dimerization is critical to fulfill its activity. When secreted by activated T cells, IL-17F can stimulate the production of other cytokines such as IL-6, IL-8 granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and, can stimulate cartilage matrix turnover. Defects in IL17F are the cause of familial candidiasis type 6 (CANDF6). CANDF6 is a rare disorder with altered immune responses and impaired clearance of fungal infections, selective against Candida. Anti-IL-17E cytokine antibody is ideal for investigators involved in Immunology, Signal Transduction research, Cancer and Inflammatory pathologies.
Anti-IL-17F (MOUSE) Monoclonal Antibody was produced in mouse by repeated immunizations with mature full length recombinant human IL-17F produced in E.coli followed by hybridoma development.