Mouse Rat ADMA ELISA Assay Kit


The Eagle Biosciences Mouse/Rat ADMA ELISA Assay kit is an Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay used for the quantitative and very sensitive determination of ADMA (Asymmetric Dimethylarginine) in human/mouse/rat plasma and serum samples as well as cell culture samples. The Mouse/Rat ADMA ELISA Assay kit is for research use only and should not be used in diagnostic procedures.


Mouse Rat ADMA ELISA Developed and Manufactured in Germany by DLD Diagnostika EA209/96

Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 0.01 µmol/l
Dynamic Range: 0.01 – 5 µmol/l
Incubation Time: Overnight
Sample Type: Serum, Plasma, Cell Culture
Species: Mouse, Rat
Sample Size: 20 µL
Alternative Names: Mouse Rat Asymmetric Dimethylarginine ELISA, Rodent ADMA ELISA
For Research Use Only

Controls Included

Assay Background

The vascular endothelium plays a central role in the regulation of vascular structure and function, mainly due to the formation of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO). NO has been named an “endogenous anti-atherogenic molecule” due to its diverse regulatory functions in vascular homeostasis. NO is formed by the enzyme NO synthetase (NOS) from the amino acid precursor L-arginine. NOS activity can be down-regulated by asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous inhibitor of NOS.

The effects of ADMA on NO synthesis and NO-mediated pathophysiological processes have been described in numerous experimental studies. Moreover, elevated ADMA levels in plasma have been found in clinical studies including patients with hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, chronic heart failure, chronic renal failure and other internal disorders. Recent prospective and cross-sectional studies indicated that elevated ADMA levels are a risk factor for future cardiovascular events and total mortality. ADMA may have diagnostic relevance as a novel cardiovascular risk marker.

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Additional Information

Assay Principle

The new competitive Mouse/Rat ADMA ELISA uses the microtiter plate format. ADMA is bound to the solid phase of the microtiter plate. ADMA in the samples is acylated and competes with solid phase bound ADMA for a fixed number of rabbit anti-ADMA antiserum binding sites. When the system is in equilibrium, free antigen and free antigen-antiserum complexes are removed by washing. The antibody bound to the solid phase ADMA is detected by anti-rabbit/peroxidase. The substrate TMB/peroxidase reaction is monitored at 450 nm. The amount of antibody bound to the solid phase ADMA is inversely proportional to the ADMA concentration of the sample.

Assay Procedure

  1. Prepare all reagents, standard curve and samples as directed in the previous section.
  2. Pipette 50 µl of samples, standards or diluent (as negative control) into the wells.
  3. Immediately add 50 µl of HRP conjugate to each well.
  4. Mix gently.
  5. Seal wells with adhesive strip and incubate for 2 hours at room temperature.
  6. Aspirate fluid from wells and wash three times with 300 µl wash buffer. After the last wash, invert the plate and tap on a clean paper towel.
  7. Dispense 100 µl of TMB substrate solution into each well.
  8. Incubate for 20 minutes at room temperature in the dark.
  9. Add 100 µl of stop solution to each well.
  10. Determine the absorbance within 30 minutes at 450 nm. A reference wavelength of 620 nm/690 nm is recommended.

Typical Standard Curve



Product Manual



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