• Product nameHuman TGF beta 1 ELISA Kit
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  • Detection methodColorimetric
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall < 10%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall < 12%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma
  • Assay typeSandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    < 80 pg/ml
  • Range
    0.082 ng/ml - 60 ng/ml
  • Recovery

    96 %

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Cell culture supernatant 97.87 85% - 104%
    Serum 94.46 82% - 102%
    Plasma 95.78 93% - 103%

  • Assay durationMultiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s TGF beta 1 (TGFB1) Human ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of Human TGF beta 1 in serum, plasma, cell culture supernatants.

    Many cells synthesize TGFβ1 and have specific receptors for it. It positively and negatively regulates many other growth factors. It plays an important role in bone remodeling as it is a potent stimulator of osteoblastic bone formation, causing chemotaxis, proliferation and differentiation in committed osteoblasts.

    This assay employs an antibody specific for human TGF beta 1 coated on a 96-well plate. Standards and samples are pipetted into the wells and TGF beta 1 present in a sample is bound to the wells by the immobilized antibody. The wells are washed and biotinylated antihuman TGF beta 1 antibody is added. After washing away unbound biotinylated antibody, HRP-conjugated streptavidin is pipetted to the wells. The wells are again washed, a TMB substrate solution is added to the wells and color develops in proportion to the amount of TGF beta 1 bound. The Stop Solution changes the color from blue to yellow, and the intensity of the color is measured at 450 nm.


  • Notes

    Optimization may be required with urine samples.

  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • PlatformMicroplate


  • FunctionMultifunctional protein that controls proliferation, differentiation and other functions in many cell types. Many cells synthesize TGFB1 and have specific receptors for it. It positively and negatively regulates many other growth factors. It plays an important role in bone remodeling as it is a potent stimulator of osteoblastic bone formation, causing chemotaxis, proliferation and differentiation in committed osteoblasts.
  • Tissue specificityHighly expressed in bone. Abundantly expressed in articular cartilage and chondrocytes and is increased in osteoarthritis (OA). Co-localizes with ASPN in chondrocytes within OA lesions of articular cartilage.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in TGFB1 are the cause of Camurati-Engelmann disease (CE) [MIM:131300]; also known as progressive diaphyseal dysplasia 1 (DPD1). CE is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hyperostosis and sclerosis of the diaphyses of long bones. The disease typically presents in early childhood with pain, muscular weakness and waddling gait, and in some cases other features such as exophthalmos, facial paralysis, hearing difficulties and loss of vision.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the TGF-beta family.
  • Post-translational
    The precursor is cleaved into mature TGF-beta-1 and LAP, which remains non-covalently linked to mature TGF-beta-1 rendering it inactive.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • Camurati-Engelmann disease
    • CED
    • DPD1
    • LAP
    • Latency-associated peptide
    • TGF beta 1 protein
    • TGF-beta-1
    • TGFB
    • tgfb1
    • TGFbeta
    • Transforming growth factor beta 1
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  • Database links


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab100647 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.

Human TGF beta 1 ELISA Kit images

  • Standard curve in Assay Diluent A : mean of duplicates (+/-SD)

  • Standard curve in Assay Diluent B : mean of duplicates (+/-SD)


References for Human TGF beta 1 ELISA Kit (ab100647)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Recha-Sancho L & Semino CE Chondroitin Sulfate- and Decorin-Based Self-Assembling Scaffolds for Cartilage Tissue Engineering. PLoS One 11:e0157603 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 27315119) »
  • Tian Y  et al. Serum deprivation response inhibits breast cancer progression by blocking transforming growth factor-ß signaling. Cancer Sci 107:274-80 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 26749136) »

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Both antibodies are produced in Rat and monoclonal.

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Thank you for your enquiry. 1. Here is a link to a kit that will detect human IL17F: http://www.abcam.com/Human-IL17F-ELISA-Kit-1-x-96-Well-Plate-ab100557.html Tested samples: Cell culture supernatant, Urine, Serum, Plasma Cost: £335.00 2. Here is a li...

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Thank you for your enquiry. i) Is this kit can measure the cytokines in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples? Or do you have any other recommendation for measurement of TGF beta 1 in BAL samples.  Thusfar this kit has been used to detect TGF beta in ce...

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