• Product name

    Mouse KIM-1 ELISA Kit (TIM1)
    See all TIM 1 kits
  • Detection method

  • Precision

    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 5 2.2%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall 3 3.2%
  • Sample type

    Cell culture supernatant, Urine, Serum, Tissue Extracts, Heparin Plasma, EDTA Plasma, Citrate Plasma
  • Assay type

    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity

    1.6 pg/ml
  • Range

    6.25 pg/ml - 400 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Urine 102 95% - 112%
    Serum 103 88% - 128%
    Tissue Extracts 96 90% - 100%
    Heparin Plasma 106 98% - 112%
    EDTA Plasma 107 96% - 119%
    Citrate Plasma 82 74% - 89%

  • Assay time

    1h 30m
  • Assay duration

    One step assay
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse
    Does not react with: Rat, Cow, Human
  • Product overview

    KIM-1 in vitro SimpleStep ELISA® (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of mouse KIM 1 protein in mouse serum, plasma, urine, cell culture supernatant, 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.

    Samples in Sample Diluent NS: 1.6 pg/mL
    Samples in Sample Diluent 75BP: 5.8 pg/mL
    Samples in 1X Cell Extraction Buffer PTR: 3 pg/mL

  • Notes

    KIM-1, also known as Kidney Injury Molecule 1 and Hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 1 homolog (HAVcr-1), or T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 1 (TIM-1) is a 283 amino acid protein that contains an N-terminal immunoglobulin-like domain and is encoded by the HAVCR1 gene. KIM-1 is a single-pass type 1 membrane protein has been identified as a receptor for hepatitis A virus. The TIM gene family participates in host immune response. Urinary KIM-1 levels are elevated in nephropathy and is thought to be a biomarker for renal damage.

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform

    Pre-coated microplate (12 x 8 well strips)


  • Storage instructions

    Store at +4°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 1 x 96 tests
    10X Mouse KIM1 Capture Antibody 1 x 600µl
    10X Mouse KIM1 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
    Antibody Diluent CPR 1 x 6ml
    Mouse KIM1 Lyophilized Recombinant Protein 2 vials
    Plate Seals 1 unit
    Sample Diluent 75BP 1 x 20ml
    Sample Diluent NS (ab193972) 1 x 50ml
    SimpleStep Pre-Coated 96-Well Microplate (ab206978) 1 unit
    Stop Solution 1 x 12ml
    TMB Development Solution 1 x 12ml
  • Research areas

  • Function

    May play a role in T-helper cell development and the regulation of asthma and allergic diseases. Receptor for TIMD4 (By similarity). In case of human hepatitis A virus (HHAV) infection, functions as a cell-surface receptor for the virus. May play a role in kidney injury and repair.
  • Tissue specificity

    Widely expressed, with highest levels in kidney and testis. Expressed by activated CD4+ T-cells during the development of helper T-cells responses.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. TIM family.
    Contains 1 Ig-like V-type (immunoglobulin-like) domain.
  • Cellular localization

  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names

    • CD365
    • HAVCR
    • HAVCR 1
    • HAVcr-1
    • Havcr1
    • Hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 1
    • Kidney injury molecule 1
    • KIM 1
    • KIM-1
    • T cell immunoglobin domain and mucin domain protein 1
    • T cell immunoglobulin mucin family member 1
    • T cell immunoglobulin mucin receptor 1
    • T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-containing protein 1
    • T-cell membrane protein 1
    • TIM
    • TIM-1
    • TIM1
    • TIMD 1
    • TIMD-1
    • TIMD1
    see all
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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.


  • Standard curve comparison between mouse KIM-1 SimpleStep ELISA® kit and traditional ELISA kit from leading competitor. SimpleStep ELISA kit shows comparable sensitivity with shorter protocol time.

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

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

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

  • The concentrations of KIM-1 were measured in duplicates, interpolated from the KIM-1 standard curves and corrected for sample dilution. Undiluted samples are as follows: serum 90%, plasma (citrate) 90%, plasma (heparin) 90% and plasma (EDTA) 90%. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2). The mean KIM-1 concentration was determined to be 170 pg/mL in serum, 125 pg/mL in plasma (citrate), 181 pg/mL in plasma (heparin), and160 pg/mL in plasma (EDTA).

  • The concentrations of KIM-1 were measured in duplicate and interpolated from the KIM-1 standard curve and corrected for sample dilution.  The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2).  The mean KIM-1 concentration was determined to be 1,112 pg/mL in neat kidney supernatant, 505 pg/mL in neat urine, and 219 pg/mL in kidney extract, based on a 50 μg/mL extract load.



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