IDK® Kynurenine ELISA High Sensitive
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Sample Type (Matrix): EDTA plasma, serum and brain tissue of rodents (mouse, rat), and in cell culture supernatant and CSF
Sample Volume: 10 µl
Incubation time: 2h
Standard Range: 0.04-10 µmol/l
Size: 96 wells
Regulatory Status: For research use only in the U.S.
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The IDK® Kynurenine ELISA High Sensitive (Mouse/Rat) is intended for the quantitative determination of L-kynurenine in EDTA plasma, serum, and brain tissue of rodents (mouse, rat), and in cell culture supernatant and CSF.
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
For Laboratory Professional Use Only.
Developed by Immundiagnostik AG.
Test Principle of the IDK® Kynurenine ELISA High Sensitive
The IDK® Kynurenine ELISA High Sensitive is based on the method of competitive enzyme-linked immunoassays. The sample preparation includes the addition of a derivatization reagent for L-kynurenine derivatization. Afterward, the treated samples and a polyclonal L-kynurenine-antiserum are incubated in the wells of a microtiter plate coated with L-kynurenine-derivative (tracer).
During the first incubation period, the target L-kynurenine in the sample competes with the tracer, immobilized on the wall of the microtiter wells, to bind the polyclonal antibodies. The L-kynurenine in the sample displaces the antibodies out of the binding to the tracer.
During the second incubation step, a peroxidase-conjugated antibody is added to each microtiter well to detect the anti-kynurenine antibodies. After washing away the unbound components, tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) is added as a peroxidase substrate. Finally, the enzymatic reaction is terminated by an acidic stop solution. The color changes from blue to yellow, and the absorbance is measured in a photometer at 450 nm. The intensity of the yellow color is inversely proportional to the L-kynurenine concentration in the sample. This means a high L-kynurenine concentration in the sample reduces the concentration of tracer-bound antibodies and lowers the photometric signal.
A dose-response curve of the absorbance unit (optical density, OD at 450 nm) vs. concentration is generated using the values obtained from the standards. The presence of L-kynurenine in the samples is determined directly from this curve.
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