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IL-2 & IL-15 Reporter HEK 293 Cells

HEK-Blue™ IL-2 Cells Unit size Cat. code Docs Qty Price
Human & Mouse IL-2 Reporter Cells
3-7 x 10e6 cells
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$1,304.00
HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 Cells Unit size Cat. code Docs Qty Price
Human IL-2 & IL-15 Reporter Cells
3-7 x 10e6 cells
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$1,304.00

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IL-2 and IL-15 sensing in HEK-Blue™-derived cells
IL-2 and IL-15 sensing in HEK-Blue™-derived cells

IL-2 and  IL-15 Reporter Cells

HEK-Blue™ IL-2 and HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 reporter cells have been specifically designed to detect bioactive interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interleukin-15 (IL-15) by monitoring the activation of the JAK-STAT pathway.

 –  HEK-Blue™ IL-2 cells for detection of human and murine IL-2 (and human IL-15) 
 –  HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 cells for detection of human IL-2 and human IL-15

IL-2 and IL-15 are closely related cytokines that belong to the IL-2 family and display important functions in the immune system [1]. They share the heterodimeric CD122 (IL-2Rβ)/CD132 (IL-2Rγ) receptor to deliver their signals within target cells. Their specificity of action is conferred by their α receptor chains, CD25 (IL-2Rα) and CD215 (IL-15Rα). The binding of IL-2 and IL-15 to their heterodimeric or heterotrimeric receptors leads to the activation of a signaling cascade through tyrosine kinases of the Janus family (JAK1 and JAK3) and signal transducer and transcription activator 5 (STAT5) [1].

 

Description:

HEK-Blue™ IL-2 and HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 cells were generated by stable transfection of the human embryonic kidney HEK 293 cell line with the human CD25 (IL-2Rα), CD122 (IL-2Rβ), and CD132 (IL-2Rγ) genes, or CD122 (IL-2Rβ), and CD132 (IL-2Rγ) genes, respectively. Both cell lines also feature a stable expression of the human JAK3 and STAT5 genes to obtain a fully functional IL-2 signaling pathway, as well as a STAT5-inducible SEAP reporter gene. Upon IL-2 or IL-15 stimulation, levels of STAT5-induced SEAP can be readily monitored using QUANTI-Blue™ Solution.

HEK-Blue™ IL-2 cells and HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 cells respond similarly to human IL-2 and IL-15 and thus can be used for the screening of anti-hIL2 and anti-hIL-15 antibodies. The addition of CD25 in HEK-Blue™ IL-2 cells does not increase their sensitivity to human IL-2, however, it does increase their sensitivity to murine IL-2 (see figures). HEK-Blue™ IL-2 cells can be used to validate the functionality, toxicity, and variable dosage effects of human or murine IL-2. HEK-Blue™ IL-2 and HEK-Blue CD122/CD132 cells do not respond to murine IL-15.

Key features:

  • Fully functional IL-2 and IL-15 signaling pathways
  • Readily assessable SEAP reporter activity
  • Functionally tested and guaranteed mycoplasma-free

IL-2 and IL-15 detection potency
IL-2 and IL-15 detection potency

Applications:

  • Detection of hIL-2, mIL-2, and hIL-15 using HEK-Blue™ IL-2 cells
  • Detection of hIL-2 and hIL-15 using HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 cells
  • Screening of anti-IL-2 and anti-hIL-15 antibodies

 

learn more Read our review on IL-2: The Activator and Controller

 

References:

1. Morris R. et al., 2018. The molecular details of cytokine signaling via the JAK/STAT pathway. Protein Science. 27(12):1984-2009.

Figures

HEK-Blue™ IL-2 response to IL-2 and IL-15
HEK-Blue™ IL-2 response to IL-2 and IL-15

Dose-response of HEK-Blue™ IL-2 cells to recombinant IL-2 and IL-15.

Cells were stimulated with increasing concentrations of recombinant human and murine IL-2 or human IL-15. After overnight incubation, the STAT5 response was determined using QUANTI‑Blue™ Solution, a SEAP detection reagent, and reading the optical density (OD) at 630 nm.

HEK-Blue™ IL-2 specificity
HEK-Blue™ IL-2 specificity

Cytokine response profile of HEK-Blue™ IL-2 cells.

Cells were stimulated with various human recombinant cytokines; 1 ng/ml IL-2 or IL-15 and 10 ng/ml IL‑1β, IL-4, IL-6, IL-18, TGF-β, TNF-α, IFN-γ, and 1x104 IU/ml IFN-α, IFN-β.
After overnight incubation, SEAP activity was assessed using QUANTI‑Blue™ Solution, a SEAP detection reagent, and reading the optical density (OD) at 630 nm.

HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 response to IL-2 and IL-15
HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 response to IL-2 and IL-15

Dose-response of HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 cells to recombinant IL-2 and IL-15.
Cells were stimulated with increasing concentrations of recombinant human IL-2 (hIL-2) or human IL-15 (hIL-15). After overnight incubation, the STAT5 response was determined using QUANTI‑Blue™ Solution, a SEAP detection reagent, and reading the optical density (OD) at 630 nm.

HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 specificity
HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 specificity

Cytokine response profile of HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 cells.
Cells were stimulated with various human (h) or murine (m) recombinant cytokines; 1 ng/ml hIL-2, 1 ng/ml mIL-2, 0.1 ng/ml hIL-15, 1 ng/ml mIL-15, 10 ng/ml TNF-α, and 1x103 IU/ml IFN-α or IFN-β. After overnight incubation, SEAP activity was assessed using QUANTI‑Blue™ Solution, a SEAP detection reagent, and reading the optical density (OD) at 630 nm.

HEK-Blue™ IL-2 and HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 response to IL-2 and IL-15
HEK-Blue™ IL-2 and HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 response to IL-2 and IL-15

Dose-response of HEK-Blue™ IL-2 and HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 cells to recombinant IL-2 and IL-15.

Cells were stimulated with increasing concentrations of recombinant human and murine IL-2, and human IL-15. After overnight incubation, the STAT5 response was determined using QUANTI‑Blue™ Solution, a SEAP detection reagent, and reading the optical density (OD) at 630 nm.

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Specifications

HEK-Blue™ IL-2 cells

Antibiotic resistance: blasticidinhygromycinpuromycin, Zeocin®

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

Guaranteed mycoplasma-free

Specificity: human & murine IL-2; human IL-15

Detection ranges:

  • 0.03 - 100 ng/ml for human & murine IL-2
  • 0.01 - 100 ng/ml for human IL-15

 

HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 cells

Antibiotic resistance: blasticidinhygromycinpuromycinZeocin®

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

Guaranteed mycoplasma-free

Specificity: human IL-2 and human IL-15

Detection ranges:

  • 0.1 - 10 ng/ml for human IL-2
  • 0.03 - 10 ng/ml for human IL-15

 

These products are covered by a Limited Use License (See Terms and Conditions).

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Contents

Note: Each cell line is sold separately.

HEK-Blue™ IL-2 cells

 

HEK-Blue™ CD122/CD132 cells

  • 1 vial containing 3-7 x 106 cells
  • 1 ml puromycin (10 mg/ml)
  • 2 x 1 ml HEK-Blue™ Selection (250X concentrate); a solution containing several selection antibiotics.
  • 1 ml Normocin™ (50 mg/ml)
  • 1 ml of QB reagent and 1 ml of QB buffer (sufficient to prepare 100 ml of QUANTI-Blue™ Solution, a SEAP detection reagent).

 

Shipped on dry ice (Europe, USA & Canada)

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