B16-Blue™ IFN-α/β Cells

B16-blue-IFNanlpha/beta PathwayMurine Type I IFNs Sensor Cells

B16-Blue™ IFN-α/β cells allow the detection of bioactive murine type I IFNs by monitoring the activation of the JAK/STAT/ISGF3 pathway and/or IRF3 pathway.

They derive from the murine B16 melanoma cell line of C57BL/6 origin after stable transfection with a SEAP reporter gene under the control of the IFN-α/β-inducible ISG54 promoter enhanced by a multimeric ISRE.

B16-Blue™ IFN-α/β cells do not respond to IFN-γ, due to the inactivation of IFN-γ receptor. B16-Blue™ IFN-α/β cells respond specifically to mIFN-α/β and do not respond to human IFN-α/β.

Stimulation of B16-Blue™ IFN-α/β cells with murine IFN-α or IFN-β, or type I IFN inducers, such as poly(I:C), poly(dA:dT) or 5’ppp-dsRNA delivered intracelluarly, triggers the production of SEAP by the activation of the IRF-inducible promoter. Levels of SEAP can be easily monitored using the detection medium QUANTI-Blue™.

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Response of B16-Blue™ IFN-α/β cellsStimulation of B16-Blue™ IFN-α/β cells


Detects murine type I interferons
• Detection range for mouse IFN-α: 102 - 104 IU/ml
• Detection range for mouse IFN-β: 102 - 104 IU/ml

Antibiotic resistance: Zeocin™

Growth medium: RPMI, 2 mM L- glutamine,10% (v/v) fetal bovine serum, 50 U/ml penicillin, 50 μg/ml streptomycin, 100 μg/ml Normocin™

Guaranteed mycoplasma-free


1 vial containing 3-7 x 106 cells

100 μl Zeocin™ (100 mg/ml)

1 ml Normocin™ (50 mg/ml)

1 pouch of QUANTI-Blue™ (SEAP detection medium)

Shipped on dry ice


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B16-Blue™ IFNα/β cells

Description Murine Type I IFNs Sensor Cells
Cat. Codebb-ifnt1
Unit Size3-7 x 10e6 cells
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