• Product name
    Human RANTES ELISA Kit (CCL5)
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  • Detection method
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Human Serum 5 6.8%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Human Serum 3 6.3%
  • Sample type
    Serum, Plasma, Other biological fluids, Cell culture media, Heparin Plasma, Sodium Citrate
  • Assay type
    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    2 pg/ml
  • Range
    3.125 pg/ml - 200 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Serum 93 89% - 99%
    Cell culture media 106 96% - 114%
    Heparin Plasma 88 86% - 90%
    EDTA Plasma 91 88% - 93%
    Sodium Citrate 91 73% - 106%

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

    Abcam’s RANTES (CCL5) in vitro SimpleStep ELISA® (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of RANTES protein in human plasma, serum and cell culture supernatant.

    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

    RANTES (Regulated on Activation, Normal T cell Expressed and Secreted) is a chemotactic cytokine for T cells, eosinophils, and basophils. RANTES also acts as a recruitment signal for leukocytes into inflammatory sites with the help of cyotokines (IL-2 and IFN-γ) released by CD8+ T cells. RANTES also activates and induces proliferation of natural-killer cells to form CHAK (CC-Chemokine-activated killer) cells. RANTES has also been identified to inhibit infection of HIV.

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform


  • Storage instructions
    Store at +4°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 1 x 96 tests
    10X RANTES Capture Antibody 1 x 600µl
    10X RANTES Detector Antibody 1 x 600µl
    10X Wash Buffer PT (ab206977) 1 x 20ml
    50X Cell Extraction Enhancer Solution (ab193971) 1 x 1ml
    5X Cell Extraction Buffer PTR (ab193970) 1 x 10ml
    ab221824 - Antibody Diluent 4BI 1 x 6ml
    Plate Seals 1 unit
    RANTES Human Lyophilized Recombinant Protein 1 x 2 vials
    Sample Diluent NS 1 x 12ml
    SimpleStep Pre-Coated 96-Well Microplate (ab206978) 1 unit
    Stop Solution 1 x 12ml
    TMB Development Solution 1 x 12ml
  • Research areas
  • Function
    Chemoattractant for blood monocytes, memory T-helper cells and eosinophils. Causes the release of histamine from basophils and activates eosinophils. Binds to CCR1, CCR3, CCR4 and CCR5. One of the major HIV-suppressive factors produced by CD8+ T-cells. Recombinant RANTES protein induces a dose-dependent inhibition of different strains of HIV-1, HIV-2, and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). The processed form RANTES(3-68) acts as a natural chemotaxis inhibitor and is a more potent inhibitor of HIV-1-infection. The second processed form RANTES(4-68) exhibits reduced chemotactic and HIV-suppressive activity compared with RANTES(1-68) and RANTES(3-68) and is generated by an unidentified enzyme associated with monocytes and neutrophils.
  • Tissue specificity
    T-cell and macrophage specific.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the intercrine beta (chemokine CC) family.
  • Post-translational
    N-terminal processed form RANTES(3-68) is produced by proteolytic cleavage, probably by DPP4, after secretion from peripheral blood leukocytes and cultured sarcoma cells.
    The identity of the O-linked saccharides at Ser-27 and Ser-28 are not reported in PubMed:1380064. They are assigned by similarity.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • Beta chemokine RANTES
    • Beta chemokine RANTES precursor
    • C C motif chemokine 5
    • CCL 5
    • CCL5
    • CCL5_HUMAN
    • Chemokine (C C motif) ligand 5
    • Chemokine CC Motif Ligand 5
    • D17S136E
    • EoCP
    • Eosinophil chemotactic cytokine
    • MGC17164
    • RANTES(4-68)
    • Regulated upon activation normally T expressed and presumably secreted
    • SCYA 5
    • SCYA5
    • SIS delta
    • SIS-delta
    • SISd
    • Small inducible cytokine A5
    • Small inducible cytokine A5 (RANTES)
    • Small inducible cytokine subfamily A (Cys Cys) member 5
    • Small-inducible cytokine A5
    • T cell specific protein p288
    • T cell specific RANTES protein
    • T cell-specific protein P228
    • T-cell-specific protein RANTES
    • TCP 228
    • TCP228
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  • Database links


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab174446 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.


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

  • Background subtracted data from duplicate measurements are plotted.

  • Background subtracted data from duplicate measurements are plotted.



This product has been referenced in:
  • Li BH  et al. Steatosis induced CCL5 contributes to early-stage liver fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease progress. Transl Res 180:103-117.e4 (2017). Sandwich ELISA ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 27639593) »
  • Lai XM  et al. HAF mediates the evasive resistance of anti-angiogenesis TKI through disrupting HIF-1a and HIF-2a balance in renal cell carcinoma. Oncotarget 8:49713-49724 (2017). Sandwich ELISA ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 28572533) »
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