• PN: B211212

COMPONENTS

45x Ab-conjugated beads (S5P12 - Mouse Activin A Ab-bead). PN: B211212A. One vial containing 100 µL of anti-mouse Activin A conjugated to AimPlex Bead S5P12.

25x Biotin-detection Ab (Mouse Activin A Biotin-dAb). PN: B211212B. One vial containing 100 µL of biotinylated anti-mouse Activin A.

Lyophilized Standard Mix - Mouse Group 4 Panel B, 11-Plex. PN: MG4011B. One vial containing lyophilized recombinant 6CKine, Activin A, BDNF, BLC, BRAK, MDC, MIP-1γ, MIP-3β, OPG, TARC, and TIMP-1.  Note: If multiple analyte kits on the above target list are ordered as a panel, only one vial of standard mix is supplied for those analyte kits.

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.

APPLICATION: Optimal antibody pair and antigen standard for assaying human Mouse Activin A. Can be multiplexed with other analytes in Mouse Group 4.  To be used in conjunction with the AimPlex Mouse/Rat Basic Kit (PN: P200201) and a diluent kit. Refer to the AimPlex Multiplex Immunoassay User Manual and kit inserts for the assay procedure.

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): < 20 pg/mL

Quantitation range:

LLOQ: < 50 pg/mL

ULOQ: > 20,000 pg/mL

Standard dose recovery: 70-130%

Intra-assay CV: < 10%

Inter-assay CV: < 20%

Cross-reactivity of analytes in Human Group 4: Negligible

Sample volume: 15 µL/test

Description:

Activin-A is a TGF-beta family member that exhibits a wide range of biological activities including regulation of cellular proliferation and differentiation, and promotion of neuronal survival. Elevated levels of Activin-A in human colorectal tumors and in post-menopausal woman have been implicated in colorectal and breast cancers, respectively. The biological activities of Activin-A can be neutralized by inhibins and by the diffusible TGF-beta antagonist, Follistatin.

References:

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2.      Ling N, Ying SY, Ueno N, Shimasaki S, Esch F, Hotta M, Guillemin R (1986). "Pituitary FSH is released by a heterodimer of the beta-subunits from the two forms of inhibin". Nature 321 (6072): 779–82. doi:10.1038/321779a0. PMID 3086749.

3.      Chen YG, Wang Q, Lin SL, Chang CD, Chuang J, Chung J, Ying SY (May 2006). "Activin signaling and its role in regulation of cell proliferation, apoptosis, and carcinogenesis". Experimental Biology and Medicine 231 (5): 534–44. PMID 16636301.