Immunofluorescence (IF/ICC) Antibody-Cytokine

Background

Immunofluorescence is a powerful technique that utilizes fluorescent-labeled antibodies to detect specific target antigens. Immunofluorescence uses a single, primary antibody, chemically linked to a fluorophore. The primary antibody recognizes the target antigen and binds to a specific epitope. The attached fluorophore can be detected via fluorescent microscopyThe technique is very sensitive and versatile and finds numerous applications in the fields of immunology, cell morphology, genetics, diagnostics and histopathology.
Cytokines are a large group of proteins, peptides or glycoproteins that are secreted by specific cells of immune system. Cytokine is a general name; other names are defined based on their presumed function, cell of secretion, or target of action. And the cytokine superfamily includes interleukins, chemokines, colony-stimulating factors (CSF), interferons, and the transforming growth factors (TNF) and tumor necrosis factor (TGF) familes.