• Product name
    Human Frataxin ELISA Kit
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  • Detection method
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    HeLa 9 2.3%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    HeLa 3 6.3%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture extracts, Tissue Extracts
  • Assay type
    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    1.1 pg/ml
  • Range
    1.1 pg/ml - 800 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Serum 92 86% - 98%
    Cell culture media 97 93% - 101%
    EDTA Plasma 89 88% - 92%

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

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

    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

    Frataxin is a 17 kDa nuclear-encoded mitochondrial protein. In humans the gene is localized on chromosome 9 and is highly conserved during evolution. The gene is expressed in every cell, although in varying levels in different tissues and during development. The specific function of frataxin is still unknown, but it has been shown to play a role in iron metabolism. Studies have demonstrated that the deletion of the frataxin gene in yeast results in iron accumulation in mitochondria and loss of respiration. Recombinant human frataxin has been shown to bind iron in vitro, and increased mitochondrial iron levels have been observed in patients with Friedreich's Ataxia (FRDA). FRDA is an autosomal recessive, progressive degenerative disease characterized by neurodegeneration and cardiomyopathy it is the most common inherited ataxia.

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab176112 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.


  • ELISA Protocol Summary
  • Background-subtracted data values (mean +/- SD) are graphed.

  • Background subtracted data from duplicate measurements are plotted.

  • Interpolated values of Frataxin are plotted for the indicated cell lines based on a extract load of 10 µg/mL.

  • Transformed B lymphocyte cells from Friedreich's Ataxia (FRDA) samples, due to a stable homozygous GAA repeat insertion, are compared to heterozygous carrier B lymphocyte cells and control B lymphocyte cells. B lymphocyte cell extracts were analyzed across a 7-point titration (0.1-100 µg/mL) and frataxin levels were interpolated from the standard curve. Average interpolated values of Frataxin are plotted.

  • Standard curve generated using Abcam's Frataxin Human SimpleStep ELISA™ Kit (ab176112) with human brain tissue homogenate mixed in different proportions with mouse brain tissue homogenate. ab176112 did not cross-react with mouse frataxin. Both kinetic and endpoint readouts were used sequentially for a larger dynamic range. ab110353, 12ng human frataxin full length protein was also used to extended the standard curve to 12ng/ml.



This product has been referenced in:
  • Britti E  et al. Frataxin-deficient neurons and mice models of Friedreich ataxia are improved by TAT-MTScs-FXN treatment. J Cell Mol Med 22:834-848 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 28980774) »
  • Khdour OM  et al. Lipophilic methylene blue analogues enhance mitochondrial function and increase frataxin levels in a cellular model of Friedreich's ataxia. Bioorg Med Chem 26:3359-3369 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29773347) »
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Step 13.5 "Seal the plate and incubate for 1 hour at room temperature on a plate shaker set to 400rpm"

Typically, we use a tube heater/shaker that has a lid on top of it, and place the plate on top of the lid for shaking at 400rpm, with no temperature set.

This time we accidentally left the machine set to 95 degrees the entire 1 hour. The kit still worked accordingly.

Dr. Melanie Pride

Verified customer

Submitted Mar 01 2016

Human frataxin in mouse tissue

Excellent Excellent 5/5 (Ease of Use)
Excellent performance and consistant results over multiples plates.
Does not cross-react with mouse frataxin
Used both kinetic and endpoint readout sequentially for a larger dynamic range.
I also purchased Ab110353 12 ng human frataxin full length protein and extended the standard curve to 12 ng/ml.
I recommend this product.
Attached is an example where human brain tissue homogenate was mixed in different proportions with mouse brain tissue homogenate.

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