Mouse Alpha 1-Antitrypsin ELISA


The Mouse Alpha 1-Antitrypsin ELISA Assay Kit is a highly sensitive two-site enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) for measuring A1AT in biological samples of mice.

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Mouse Alpha 1-Antitrypsin ELISA

The Mouse Alpha 1-Antitrypsin ELISA is For Research Use Only

Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 1.492 ng/ml
Standard Range: 6.25 – 200 ng/ml
Incubation Time: 130 minutes
Sample Type: Mouse Biological Fluids
Sample Size: 100 µl
Alternative Names: A1AT

Assay Principle

The principle of the double antibody sandwich ELISA is represented in Figure 1. In this assay the A1AT present in samples reacts with the anti-A1AT antibodies which have been adsorbed to the surface of polystyrene microtitre wells. After the removal of unbound proteins by washing, anti-A1AT antibodies conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (HRP), are added. These enzyme-labeled antibodies form complexes with the previously bound A1AT . Following another washing step, the enzyme bound to the immunosorbent is assayed by the addition of a chromogenic substrate, 3,3’,5,5’-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB). The quantity of bound enzyme varies directly with the concentration of A1AT in the sample tested; thus, the absorbance, at 450 nm, is a measure of the concentration of A1AT in the test sample. The quantity of A1AT in the test sample can be interpolated from the standard curve constructed from the standards, and corrected for sample dilution.

Blood should be collected by venipuncture. The serum should be separated from the cells after clot formation by centrifugation. For plasma samples, blood should be collected into a container with an anticoagulant and then centrifuged. Care should be taken to minimize hemolysis, excessive hemolysis can impact your results. Assay immediately or aliquot and store samples at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles.

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Assay Background

Alpha 1-Antitrypsin is a 52 kDA serine protease inhibitor (serpin) in blood, which protects tissue from enzymes from inflammatory cells, especially elastase. In certain acute phase inflammatory reactions, A1AT is elevated in order to limit the damage caused by activated neutrophil granulocytes and their enzyme elastase. Disorders of A1AT include A1AT deficiency, a hereditary disorder that can lead to severe tissue breakdown during inflammation. This may result in pulmonary emphysema and liver cirrhosis, in severe cases. Genetic variants of A1AT do occur.

Typical Standard Curve

Mouse Alpha 1-Antitrypsin ELISA


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