96 Tests PN: B311113


45x Ab-conjugated beads (S5P7 - Rat IL-17A Ab-bead). PN: B311113A. One vial containing 100 µL of anti-rat IL-17A conjugated to AimPlex Bead S5P7.

25x Biotin-detection Ab (Rat IL-17A Biotin-dAb). PN: B311113B. One vial containing 100 µL of biotinylated anti-rat IL-17A.

Lyophilized Standard Mix - Rat Group 1 Panel A, 7-Plex. PN: RG10007. One vial containing lyophilized recombinant rat IFNγ, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-17A, and TNFα.  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.

Application: Optimal antibody pair and antigen standard for assaying Rat IL-17A/CTLA-8. Can be multiplexed with other analytes in Rat Group 1. 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.

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): < 5 pg/mL

  • Quantitation range:

  • LLOQ: < 10 pg/mL

  • ULOQ: > 5,000 pg/mL

  • Standard dose recovery: 70-130%

  • Intra-assay CV: < 10%

  • Inter-assay CV: < 20%

  • Cross-reactivity of analytes in Rat Group 1: Negligible

  • Sample volume: 15 µL/test


Interleukin 17A (Accession Q61453) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine, secreted by T cells, primarily Th17 cells. IL-17A mediates NF-kappa B activity and can activate the expression of IL-6 and the enzyme prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2. Over expression of IL-17A has been associated with multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, COPD, and ocular diseases. However, there is more recent research to suggest that IL-17A may have beneficial effects on the gut. Active form vitamin D has been linked to impaired production of IL-17 production by Th17 cells.


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