• Product name

    ERK1/2 ELISA Kit
    See all ERK1 + ERK2 kits
  • Detection method

  • Precision

    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    A431 extract 6 3%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    A431 extract 3 4.9%
  • Sample type

    Cell Lysate, Tissue Homogenate
  • Assay type

  • Sensitivity

    0.6 ng/ml
  • Range

    0.6 ng/ml - 60 ng/ml
  • Assay time

    1h 30m
  • Assay duration

    One step assay
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Human
    Predicted to work with: Rat
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s ERK1/2 in vitro SimpleStep ELISA™ (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of ERK1/2 protein in Human and mouse cells.

    The SimpleStep ELISA™ employs an affinity tag labeled capture antibody and a reporter conjugated detector antibody which immunocapture the sample analyte in solution. This entire complex (capture antibody/analyte/detector antibody) is in turn immobilized via immunoaffinity of an anti-tag antibody coating the well. To perform the assay, samples or standards are added to the wells, followed by the antibody mix. After incubation, the wells are washed to remove unbound material. TMB substrate is added and during incubation is catalyzed by HRP, generating blue coloration. This reaction is then stopped by addition of Stop Solution completing any color change from blue to yellow. Signal is generated proportionally to the amount of bound analyte and the intensity is measured at 450 nm. Optionally, instead of the endpoint reading, development of TMB can be recorded kinetically at 600 nm.

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform



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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab176641 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.


  • SimpleStep ELISA technology allows the formation of the antibody-antigen complex in one single step, reducing assay time to 90 minutes. Add samples or standards and antibody mix to wells all at once, incubate, wash, and add your final substrate. See protocol for a detailed step-by-step guide.


  • Example of a typical ERK1/2 cell lysate dilution series. Background-subtracted data values (mean +/- SD) are graphed.

  • Example of a typical ERK1/2 recombinant protein standard curve. Background-subtracted data values (mean +/- SD) are graphed.

  • Linearity of dilution in representative sample matrices. Cellular lysates were prepared at 3 concentrations in common media containing 1X Cell Extraction Buffer PTR. Data from duplicate measurements of ERK1/2 (Total) are normalized and plotted.

  • Cell line analysis for Total ERK1/2 from 100 µg/mL preparations of cell extracts. Data from triplicate measurements (mean +/- SD) are plotted and compared to 1X Cell Extraction Buffer PTR (zero).

  • Induction of ERK1/2 (pT202/Y204) phosphorylation in MCF-7 cells in response to EGF treatment. MCF-7 cells were cultured in 96-well tissue culture plates, serum starved and treated (10 min) with a dose-range of EGF before cell lysis. Data from quadruplicate measurements of ERK1/2 (pT202/Y204) are plotted and compared against Total ERK1/2 protein levels. Comparative ERK1/2 (pT202/Y204) and ERK1/2 (Total) data also shown by Western Blot.



This product has been referenced in:

  • Chen X  et al. Evodiamine alleviates severe pneumonia induced by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus following cytomegalovirus reactivation through suppressing NF-?B and MAPKs. Int J Mol Med 42:3247-3255 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 30320369) »
  • Schaefer TL  et al. Acamprosate in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome: modulation of spontaneous cortical activity, ERK1/2 activation, locomotor behavior, and anxiety. J Neurodev Disord 9:6 (2017). ELISA ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 28616095) »
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