• Product nameRat TGF beta 1 ELISA Kit
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  • Detection methodColorimetric
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Serum 4 6.8%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Plasma 4 6.8%
  • Tests
    1 x 96 test
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma, Tissue Lysate
  • Assay typeSandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    8 pg/ml
  • Range
    31.3 pg/ml - 2000 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Cell culture supernatant 105 95% - 118%
    Serum 100 95% - 106%

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

    Abcam’s TGF beta 1 Rat in vitro ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for accurate quantitative measurement of Rat TGF beta 1 concentrations in Cell culture supernatant, serum and plasma (EDTA and heparin).

    Rat TGF beta 1 specific antibodies have been precoated onto 96-well plates. Standards and test samples are added to the wells and then incubated at room temperature. After washing, a Biotin-conjugated anti-Rat TGF beta 1 detection antibody is added then incubated at room temperature. Following washing Streptavidin-HRP conjugate is added to each well, incubated at room temperature then again washed. TMB is added and then catalyzed by HRP to produce a blue color product that changes into yellow after adding acidic stop solution. The density of yellow coloration is directly proportional to the amount of Rat TGF beta 1 captured on the plate.

  • 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 ab119558 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.

Rat TGF beta 1 ELISA Kit images

  • Activated TGF-beta 1 measured in tissue lysates, homogenised in RIPA buffer, activated (20 uL of HCl  per 20 uL of samples with 180 uL of buffer) and tested between 25-250 ug protein per mL. Data expressed as TGF beta per mg of extracted protein (duplicates +/- SD).

  • Activated TGF-beta 1 measured in rat biological fluids (dilution range 1/50-1/200; duplicates +/- SD). Human and mouse samples, diluted 1:12, gave results below the level of detection.

  • Sandwich ELISA on rat blood serum using Abcam's TGF beta 1 Rat ELISA Kit (ab119558).

  • Representative Standard Curve using ab119558.


References for Rat TGF beta 1 ELISA Kit (ab119558)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Monaghan M  et al. A collagen-based scaffold delivering exogenous microrna-29B to modulate extracellular matrix remodeling. Mol Ther 22:786-96 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24402185) »
  • Hajje G  et al. Hypothyroidism and its rapid correction alter cardiac remodeling. PLoS One 9:e109753 (2014). Sandwich ELISA ; Rat . Read more (PubMed: 25333636) »

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Here is the correct protocol section:

Prepare your serum and plasma samples before starting the test
procedure. Dilute serum and plasma samples with Assay Buffer (1x)
according to the followi...

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We have not tested bronchoalveolar lavage fluid with ab119558, so we do not have a recommended dilution for this sample type. If you perform a literatire search to determine the expected levels of TGF beta 1 in this fluid compared to serum, plasma, or ...

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TGF-beta ELISA assay kit in rat blood serum is very very excellent and easy step.
But, color development is very quickley disappears after stop solution.

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Submitted Mar 04 2014

Thank you for contacting us.

Our TGF beta 1 Rat ELISA Kit will detect the inactive ( which get activated during the sample preparation (HCL and NaOH)) and active form.

It will not detect the LAP complex.


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Thank you for contacting us.
I can confirm that the volume to be added is 400 ul.
The "2 x" is an oversight on our end due to the fact that 2 vials are being sent.
I will look into having this corrected.
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Thank you again for your patience.

I've just heard back from the lab, andstandard should be reconstituted in 400 ulto a concentration of400 pg/ml.

Please let me know if you have further questions or if there is anything else we can ...

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Thank you for your call yesterday, and I apologize again for the missing protocol information.

I just wanted to touch base and let you know that I'm still waiting for this information from the lab. I will forward it on to you as soon as possi...

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Thank you for confirming these details and for your cooperation. The details provided enable us to closely monitor the quality of our products.
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