Mouse KIM-1 ELISA Assay


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

Mouse KIM-1 ELISA Assay

The Mouse KIM-1 ELISA Assay is For Research Use Only

Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 0.052 ng/ml
Dynamic Range: 0.078 ng/ml – 5 ng/ml
Incubation Time: 160 minutes
Sample Type: Plasma, Serum, Urine
Sample Size: 100 μL

Assay Principle

The principle of the double antibody sandwich ELISA is represented in Figure 1. In this assay the KIM-1 present in samples reacts with the anti-KIM-1 antibodies which have been adsorbed to the surface of polystyrene microtitre wells. After the removal of unbound proteins by washing, anti-KIM-1 antibodies conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (HRP), are added. These enzyme-labeled antibodies form complexes with the previously bound KIM-1. 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 KIM-1 in the sample tested; thus, the absorbance, at 450 nm, is a measure of the concentration of KIM-1 in the test sample. The quantity of KIM-1 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. For urine samples, collect using standard techniques. The samples should be centrifuged to remove any possible debris. Assay immediately or aliquot and store samples at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

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Assay Background

KIM-1 is a trans-membrane structural glycoprotein in renal epithelial cells. These cells will shed KIM-1 antigen during regeneration into the urine which makes urinary KIM-1 a useful biomarker for kidney injury.

Typical Standard Curve

Mouse KIM-1 ELISA Assay


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