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IL-1α & IL-1β Reporter HEK 293 Cells

HEK-Blue™ IL-1R Cells Unit size Cat. code Docs Qty Price
HEK 293 reporter cells for human and murine IL-1α & IL-1β cytokines
3-7 x 10e6 cells
hkb-il1r
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$1,223.00

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Please note that, for your convenience, these cells are now provided with QUANTI-Blue™ Solution.

HEK-Blue™ IL-1R Cells signaling pathway
HEK-Blue™ IL-1R Cells signaling pathway

Human & Murine IL-1 Reporter Cells

HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells were designed to detect bioactive human and murine interleukin-1 cytokines (IL‑1α and IL-1β) in various biological samples (cell culture supernatant and serum) by monitoring the activation of the NF-κB and AP-1 pathways. Additionally, these cells detect bioactive IL-1β from cynomolgus monkeys, dogs, and rats

IL‑1 is a secreted pro‑inflammatory cytokine that plays a critical role in immune responses and inflammation [1]. It exists in two distinct isoforms, IL-1α and IL-1β, which are produced as pro-proteins by activated macrophages. IL-1β is cleaved by caspase-1 [2] while IL-1α is cleaved by calcium‑activated calpain or caspase-5 (or its murine ortholog caspase-11) [3]. In contrast to pro‑IL‑1β, pro-IL-1α is active, although cleavage dramatically enhances its bioactivity. IL-1β and IL-1α bind to the same receptor, IL-1R1, triggering the formation of the IL-1R1/IL-1R3/MyD88 complex. This induces signaling leading to the activation of the transcription factors NK-κB and AP-1 with the subsequent inflammatory response [4].

HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells endogenously express the human IL-1 receptor and were stably transfected with the murine IL-1 receptor rendering these cells very sensitive to both human and murine IL-1α and IL-1β. HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells express a SEAP reporter gene under the control of the IFN-β minimal promoter fused to five NF-κB and five AP-1 binding sites. Binding of IL-1β to its receptor IL-1R on the surface of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells triggers a signaling cascade leading to the activation NF-κB and the subsequent production of SEAP. Of note, HEK-Blue™ IL-1R derive from HEK-Blue™ IL-1β cells in which the TNF-α response is blocked while the response to murine TNF-α remains intact.

Detection of SEAP in the supernatant of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells can be readily assessed using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution, a SEAP detection medium. QUANTI-Blue™ Solution turns blue in the presence of SEAP which can be easily quantified using a spectrophotometer.

 

FEATURES OF HEK-BLUE™ IL-1R CELLS:

  • Fully functional IL-1 signaling pathway
  • Do not respond to human TNF-α
  • Readily assessable SEAP reporter activity
  • Functionally tested and guaranteed mycoplasma-free

APPLICATIONS OF HEK-BLUE™ IL-1R CELLS:

  • Detection of human and murine IL-1α and IL-1β 
  • Detection of IL-1 in various biological samples including serum
  • Screening of anti-IL-1α or anti-IL-1β antibodies

 

References:

1. Dinarello C., 2018. Overview of the IL-1 family in innate inflammation and acquired immunity. Immunol Rev. 281(1): 8–27.
2. Lopez-Castejon G. & Brough D., 2011. Understanding the mechanism of IL-1β secretion. Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 22(4):189-95.
3. Wiggins K.A. et al., 2019. IL-1α cleavage by inflammatory caspases of the noncanonical inflammasome controls the senescence-associated secretory phenotype. Aging Cell. 18(3):e12946.
4. Weber A. et al., 2019. Interleukin-1 (IL-1) pathway. Sci Signal. 3(105):cm1.

Figures

Response of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells to recombinant human IL-1α and IL-1β
Response of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells to recombinant human IL-1α and IL-1β

Stimulation of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells by recombinant human IL-1α and IL-1β. After a 24 h incubation, SEAP activity was assessed using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution and reading the optical density (O.D.) at 630 nm.

Response of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells to recombinant murine IL-1α and IL-1β
Response of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells to recombinant murine IL-1α and IL-1β

Stimulation of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells by recombinant murine IL-1α and IL-1β. After a 24 h incubation, SEAP activity was assessed using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution and reading the optical density (O.D.) at 630 nm.

Response of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells to recombinant human and murine TNF-α
Response of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells to recombinant human and murine TNF-α

Stimulation of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells by recombinant human and murine TNF-α. After a 24 h incubation, SEAP activity was assessed using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution and reading the optical density (O.D.) at 630 nm.

Cytokine response profile of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells
Cytokine response profile of HEK-Blue™ IL-1R cells

Response of HEK‑Blue™ IL‑1R cells to a panel of cytokines. Cells were stimulated with various human and murine recombinant cytokines: 1  ng/ml of hIL-1β, mIL-1β, hIL-1α, mIL-1α, 10  ng/ml of hIL-18, hIFN-γ, hTNF-α, mTNF-α, or 102  U/ml hIFN-α or hIFN-β. After overnight incubation, SEAP activity was assessed using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution. The optical density (OD) at 630 nm is shown as mean ± SD. 

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Specifications

Antibiotic resistance: hygromycin B, puromycin, Zeocin™

Growth Medium: DMEM, 4.5 g/l glucose, 2 mM L-glutamine, 10% (v/v) heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum, 100 U/ml penicillin, 100 µg/ml streptomycin, 100 µg/ml Normocin™

Guaranteed mycoplasma-free

Detection range for human IL-1β: 0.1 pg - 100 ng/ml
Detection range for human IL-1α, murine  IL-1α, and murine IL-1β: 1 pg - 100 ng/ml

 

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