Overview

  • Product name
    Human Cytochrome C
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  • Detection method
    Colorimetric
  • Precision
    Intra-assay
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Extract 8 3.4%
    Inter-assay
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Extract 3 3.8%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture extracts, Tissue Extracts
  • Assay type
    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    1100 pg/ml
  • Range
    1170 pg/ml - 75000 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Cell culture extracts 107 105% - 110%
    Tissue Extracts 104 101% - 106%

  • Assay time
    1h 30m
  • Assay duration
    One step assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Product overview

    Cytochrome C in vitro SimpleStep ELISA® (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of Cytochrome C protein in human cell and tissue extracts and subcellular fractions.


    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.


     

  • Notes

    Cytochrome C is 11 kDa mitochondrial intermembrane space electron carrier protein. The oxidized form of the cytochrome C heme group can accept an electron from the heme group of the cytochrome c1 subunit of cytochrome reductase. Cytochrome C then transfers this electron to the cytochrome oxidase complex, the final protein carrier in the mitochondrial electron-transport chain. Cytochrome C also plays a role in apoptosis. Suppression of the anti-apoptotic members or activation of the pro-apoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family leads to altered mitochondrial outer membrane permeability resulting in release of cytochrome C into the cytosol. Binding of cytochrome C to Apaf-1 triggers the activation of caspase-9, which then accelerates apoptosis by activating other caspases.

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform
    Microplate (12 x 8 well strips)

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab221832 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.

Images

  • Example of human Cytochrome C standard curve in 1X Cell Extraction Buffer PTR + Enhancer.

  • Interpolated concentrations of native Cytochrome C in human heart tissue extract based on a 20 μg/mL extract load, colon tissue extract based on a 50 μg/mL extract load, and skeletal muscle tissue extract based on a 25 μg/mL extract load. The concentrations of Cytochrome C were measured in duplicate and interpolated from the Cytochrome C standard curve and corrected for sample dilution. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2). The mean Cytochrome C concentration was determined to be 35.41 ng/mL in heart tissue extract, 32.74 ng/mL in colon tissue extract, and 43.12 ng/mL in skeletal muscle tissue extract.

  • Other species reactivity was determined by measuring a 20 g/mL extract load of human and rat heart tissue extract samples, interpolating the protein concentrations from the human standard curve, and expressing the interpolated concentrations as a percentage of the protein concentration in the human heart tissue extract. Cross-reactivity was determined to be 100% in rat heart extract. Due to 100% amino acids sequence identity of rat and mouse Cytochrome C, the same cross-reactivity can be assumed for mouse Cytochrome C.

  • Comparison Cytochrome C distribution in subcellular fractions derived from 3.7x103 HeLa cells and whole cells cultured in the presence (treated) or absence (untreated) of 1 µM staurosporine for 4 hours. Cells were collected directly after treatment and subcellular fractions were prepared using a cell fractionation kit (ab109719). Fractions were processed as described in section 11.10. and assayed. The concentrations of Cytochrome C were measured in three different dilutions of the fraction samples in duplicates and interpolated from the Cytochrome C standard curve. The interpolated values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=3). The mean Cytochrome C concentration was determined be 171.4 ng/mL in the treated cytosol fraction, 242.8 in the treated mitochondrial fraction, 562.0 in the treated whole cell sample, 407.2 ng/mL in the untreated mitochondrial fraction, and 558.9 ng/mL in the untreated whole cell sample. Cytochrome C was not detectable in the untreated cytosol fraction and in both nuclear fractions.

  • Interpolated concentrations of native Cytochrome C in human extract samples. The concentrations of Cytochrome C were measured in three different dilutions in duplicate and interpolated from the Cytochrome C standard curve and corrected for sample dilution. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted in ng of Cytochrome C per mg of extract (mean +/- SD, n=3). Cytochrome C concentration was determined to be 1716 ng/mg heart tissue extract, 670.1 ng/mg in colon tissue extract, 1689 ng/mg in skeletal muscle tissue extract, 924.2 ng/mg in HepG2 cell extract, 1658 ng/mg in PC-3 cell extract, and 386.2 ng/mg in THP-1 cell extract samples.

  • Interpolated concentrations of native Cytochrome C in HepG2 cell extract, PC-3 cell extract, and THP-1 cell extract samples based on a 50 μg/mL extract load. The concentrations of Cytochrome C were measured in duplicate and interpolated from the Cytochrome C standard curve and corrected for sample dilution. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2). The mean Cytochrome C concentration was determined to be 45.64 ng/mL in HepG2 cell extract, 81.23 ng/mL in PC-3 cell extract, and 19.01 ng/mL in THP-1 cell extract.

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