Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 8--also known as monocyte chemoattractant protein 2 (MCP-2), HC14, SCYA8, or SCYA10--is a protein encoded by the CCL8 gene. The precursor protein (109 amino acids) is cleaved to produce mature CCL8 (75 amino acids). CCL8 activates many different immune cells, including mast cells, eosinophils, and basophils (implicated in allergic responses), and monocytes, T cells, and NK cells (involved in the inflammatory response). CCL8 acts through binding to several different cell surface chemokine receptors, including CCR1, CCR2B, and CCR5 (one of the major co-receptors for HIV-1).
This kit is a solid-phase sandwich ELISA using two antibodies that are specific to mouse CCL8; one is precoated on the ELISA plate and the other is HRP-conjugated. This assay kit can be used to measure mouse CCL8 in EDTA-plasma, heparin plasma or serum.