• Product name
    Human Granzyme B ELISPOT Kit
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  • Detection method
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Cell culture extracts
  • Assay type
    Sandwich (qualitative)
  • Assay duration
    Multiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    This ELISPOT assay is designed to enumerate Granzyme B producing cells in a single cell suspension. This method has the advantage of requiring a minimum of in-vitro manipulations allowing Granzyme B production analysis as close as possible to in-vivo conditions in a highly specific way. This technique is designed to determine the frequency of Granzuyme B producing cells under a given stimulation, and the follow-up of such frequency during a treatment and/or a pathological state. Elispot assay constitutes an ideal tool in the TH1 / TH2 response, vaccine development, viral infection monitoring and treatment, cancerology, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and transplantation.

    The Elispot assay is based on sandwich immuno-enzyme technology. Cell secreted cytokines or soluble molecules are captured by coated antibodies avoiding diffusion in supernatant, protease degradation or binding on soluble membrane receptors. After cell removal, the captured cytokines are revealed by tracer antibodies and appropriate conjugates.

    Principle of Method

    After cell stimulation, locally produced cytokines are captured by a specific monoclonal antibody. After cell lysis, trapped cytokine molecules are revealed by a secondary biotinylated detection antibody, which is in turn recognised by streptavidin conjugated to alkaline phosphatase. PVDF-bottomed-well plates are then incubated with BCIP/NBT substrate. Colored "purple" spots indicate cytokine production by individual cells.


    Recognizes natural human Granzyme B

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ELISpotmore details
  • Platform


  • Storage instructions
    Store at +4°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 5 x 96 tests 10 x 96 tests
    96 PVDF-bottomed-well plates. 5 units 10 units
    Bovine Serum Albumin 1 x 1g 2 x 1g
    Dry Skimmed milk 1 x 1g 2 x 1g
    Biotinylated detection antibody (Lyophilized) 1 vial 2 vials
    Granzyme B Capture Antibody 1 x 500µl 2 x 500µl
    Ready-to-use BCIP/NBT substrate buffer 2 x 27ml 4 x 27ml
    Streptavidin - Alkaline Phosphatase conjugated 1 x 50µl 2 x 50µl
  • Research areas
  • Relevance
    Cytolytic T lymphocytes and natural killer cells share the remarkable ability to recognize, bind, and lyse specific target cells. They are thought to protect their host by lysing cells bearing on their surface 'nonself' antigens, usually peptides or proteins resulting from infection by intracellular pathogens. Granzyme B is crucial for the rapid induction of target cell apoptosis by CTL in cell-mediated immune response.
  • Cellular localization
    Cytoplasmic granule. Cytoplasmic granules of cytolytic T-lymphocytes and natural killer cells
  • Alternative names
    • C11
    • CGL1
    • CSPB
    • CTLA1
    • Fragmentin 2
    • Granzyme 2
    • SECT
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  • Database links


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab46617 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
ELISpot Use at an assay dependent dilution.


  • Measurement of Granzyme B release from Human NK cells using ab46617 - Granzyme B Human Elispot Kit.

    NK cells were cultured with rIL-2 and with/without TKD peptide (2 µg/ml) for 4–5 days prior to stimulation with i/uRBC (1:3 or 10:1), before being isolated. Granzyme B release was determined via ELISPOT assay following the protocol, with 2000 effector cells. Experiments were repeated using a blocking antibody directed against Hsp70.

    Image from Böttger E et al., PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e33774. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033774. Epub 2012 Mar 15.; Fig 6.; March 15, 2012, PLoS ONE 7(3): e33774.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Böttger E  et al. Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes induce granzyme B by NK cells through expression of host-Hsp70. PLoS One 7:e33774 (2012). ELISpot ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 22438997) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

Yes for the Granzyme B, it is the same antibodies and concentration in both kits for the coating and detection antibodies.

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