96 Tests PN: A117355


45x Ab-conjugated beads (S5P5- Human Amphiregulin Ab-bead). PN: A117355A. One vial containing 100 µL of anti-human Amphiregulin conjugated to AimPlex Bead S5P5.

25x Biotin-detection Ab (human Amphiregulin Biotin-dAb). PN: A117355B. One vial containing 100 µL of biotinylated anti-human Amphiregulin.

Lyophilized Standard Mix - Human Amphiregulin. PN: A117355S. One vial containing lyophilized AFP.

Application: Optimal antibody pair and antigen standard for assaying human Human Amphiregulin/AREG. To be used in conjunction with the AimPlex NR Basic Kit (PN: P100001) and a diluent kit. Refer to the AimPlex Multiplex Immunoassay User Manual and kit inserts for the assay procedure.

Storage:  2-8 C in the dark.

Important: Sodium azide forms explosive compounds with heavy metals. These products contain <0.05% (w/w) azide which with repeated contact with lead and copper commonly found in plumbing drains may result in the buildup of shock sensitive compounds. Dispose in accordance with regulations from your institute

For Research Use Only.  Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Assay Specifications:

  • Sample types: Cell culture supernatant, serum, plasma, bodily fluid and tissue/cell lysate

  • Sensitivity (LOD): < 10 pg/mL

  • Quantitation range:

  • LLOQ: < 20 pg/mL

  • ULOQ: > 5,000 pg/mL

  • Standard dose recovery: 70-130%

  • Intra-assay CV: < 10%

  • Inter-assay CV: < 20%

  • Sample volume: 15 µL/test


Amphiregulin, also known as AREG, is an autocrine growth factor as well as a mitogen for astrocytes, Schwann cells, fibroblasts. It is related to epidermal growth factor (EGF) and transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-alpha). This protein interacts with the Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) to promote the growth of normal epithelial cells. Estradiol and progesterone mostly induce amphiregulin expression to mediate ductal development of the mammary glands. Amphiregulin has been found to be essential for mammary ductal development, as evidenced by absence of ductal growth in amphiregulin knockout mice. This is similar to the phenotypes of EGFR and ERα knockout mice, which also show absence of ductal growth. Diseases associated with AREG include Psoriasis and Colorectal Cancer.


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