All kit components of this kit are stable at 2 to 8°C. Any unused reconstituted standard should be discarded or frozen at -70°C. Standard can be frozen and thawed one time only without loss of immunoreactivity.
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a potent stimulator of bone resorption whose gene is mapped to 2q14, and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of high bone turnover and osteoporosis. IL-1β, aprominent microglia-derived cytokine, caused oligodendrocyte death in coculture with astrocytes and microglia, but not in pure culture of oligodendrocytes alone. It also can cause nuclear export of a specific NCOR corepressor complex, resulting in derepression of a specific subset of nuclear factor-kappa-B (NFKB)-regulated genes. Furthermore, Microenvironmental IL-1β and, to a lesser extent, IL-1α are required for in vivo angiogenesis and invasiveness of different tumor cells. Additional, the cooperation of IL-1β and PDGFB induces contractile tosynthetic phenotype modulation of human aortic smooth muscle cells in culture. Moreover, the association with disease may be explained by the biologic properties of IL-1β, which is an important proinflammatory cytokine and a powerful inhibitor of gastric acid secretion.
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