Key features and details
- Sensitivity: 10 pg/ml
- Range: 8.23 pg/ml - 2000 pg/ml
- Sample type: Cell culture supernatant, Plasma, Serum
- Detection method: Colorimetric
- Assay type: Sandwich (quantitative)
- Reacts with: Rat
Product nameRat CNTF ELISA Kit
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Sample typeCell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma
Assay typeSandwich (quantitative)
Sensitivity< 10 pg/ml
Range8.23 pg/ml - 2000 pg/ml
Sample specific recovery Sample type Average % Range Cell culture supernatant 97.3 89% - 108% Serum 105.6 93% - 112% Plasma 104.2 92% - 110%
Assay durationMultiple steps standard assay
Species reactivityReacts with: Rat
Abcam’s CNTF Rat ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is an in vitro enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the quantitative measurement of rat CNTF in serum, plasma and cell culture supernatants.
This assay employs an antibody specific for rat CNTF coated on a 96-well plate. Standards and samples are pipetted into the wells and CNTF present in a sample is bound to the wells by the immobilized antibody. The wells are washed and biotinylated anti-rat CNTF antibody is added. After washing away unbound biotinylated antibody, HRP-conjugated streptavidin is pipetted to the wells. The wells are again washed, a TMB substrate solution is added to the wells and color develops in proportion to the amount of CNTF bound. The Stop Solution changes the color from blue to yellow, and the intensity of the color is measured at 450 nm.
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Please refer to protocols.
Components 1 x 96 tests 200X HRP-Streptavidin Concentrate 1 x 200µl 20X Wash Buffer 1 x 25ml 5X Assay Diluent B 1 x 15ml Assay Diluent A 1 x 30ml Biotinylated anti-rat CNTF 2 vials CNTF Microplate (12 strips x 8 wells) 1 unit Recombinant rat CNTF Standard (lyophilized) 2 vials Stop Solution 1 x 8ml TMB One-Step Substrate Reagent 1 x 12ml
RelevanceCiliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) is expressed in glial cells within the central and peripheral nervous systems. CNTF stimulates gene expression, cell survival or differentiation in a variety of neuronal cell types such as sensory, sympathetic, ciliary and motor neurons. CNTF itself lacks a classical signal peptide sequence of a secreted protein, but is thought to convey its cytoprotective effects after release from adult glial cells by some mechanism induced by injury. In addition to its neuronal actions, CNTF also acts on non neuronal cells such as glia, hepatocytes, skeletal muscle, embryonic stem cells and bone marrow stromal cells.
- Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor
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