Human TGF Alpha ELISA Kit PicoKine™

Human TGF Alpha ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (96 Tests). Quantitate Human TGFA in cell culture supernatants, serum, plasma (heparin, EDTA) and human milk. Sensitivity: 1pg/ml. Cited in 8 publication(s).

Product Info Summary

SKU: EK0511
Size: 96 wells/kit, with removable strips.
Reactive Species: Human
Application: ELISA
Sample Types: cell culture supernatants, serum, plasma (heparin, EDTA) and human milk.

Product Name

Human TGF Alpha ELISA Kit PicoKine™

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SKU/Catalog Number

EK0511

Size

96 wells/kit, with removable strips.

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Description

Human TGF Alpha ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (96 Tests). Quantitate Human TGFA in cell culture supernatants, serum, plasma (heparin, EDTA) and human milk. Sensitivity: 1pg/ml.

Storage & Handling

Store at 4°C for 6 months, at -20°C for 12 months. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles (Shipped with wet ice.)

Cite This Product

Human TGF Alpha ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # EK0511)

Clonality of Antibodies

See Datasheet for details

Immunogen

Expression system for standard: E.coli; Immunogen sequence: V40-A89

Sensitivity

<1 pg/ml

Assay Range

15.6 pg/ml - 1,000 pg/ml

Cross Reactivity

There is cross-reactivity with TGF beta 2, TGF beta 3, TGF beta 5<1%.

Reactive Species

EK0511 is reactive to TGFA in Human samples

Validated Sample Types

cell culture supernatants, serum, plasma (heparin, EDTA) and human milk.

Application Guarantee

EK0511 is guaranteed for ELISA in Human by Boster Guarantee

See how Boster Bio validate our ELISA kits: ELISA Validation Information

Kit Components

Catalog Number Description Quantity
EK0511-CAP Anti-Human TGFA Pre-coated 96-well strip microplate 1
EK0511-ST Human TGFA Standard 2 vials, 10 ng/tube
EK0511-DA Human TGFA Biotinylated antibody (100x) 100ul
AR1103 Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex (100x) 100ul
AR1106-1 Sample Diluent 30ml
AR1106-2 Antibody Diluent 12ml
AR1106-3 Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Diluent 12ml
AR1104 Color Developing Reagent (TMB) 10ml
AR1105 Stop Solution 10ml
AR1106-5 Wash Buffer (25x) 20ml
PLA-SEA Adhesive plate sealers 4

*The kit components are not available for individual purchase.

Materials Required But Not Included In Kit

  • Microplate Reader capable of reading absorbance at 450nm.
  • Automated plate washer (optional).
  • Pipettes and pipette tips capable of precisely dispensing 0.5 µl through 1 ml volumes of aqueous solutions.
  • Multichannel pipettes are recommended for large amount of samples.
  • Deionized or distilled water.
  • 500ml graduated cylinders.
  • Test tubes for dilution.

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Validation Standard Curve O.D. At 450nm

Concentration (pg/ml)015.631.262.51252505001000
O.D.0.0810.1830.2810.4730.8161.1051.5502.047

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Recommended Sample Dilution Ratios

According to our internal validation assays using this ELISA kit, to detect TGF-alpha, Dilution ratio of 1:1, concentration in serum is around 30pg/ml.

Intra Assay Consistency & Inter Assay Consistency

We measured random samples of Human TGF Alpha ELISA Kit PicoKine™ within the same batch/lot to ensure the consistency of the kits' performances. ELISA intra assay consistency is measured using wells from the same plate/assay kit. ELISA inter assay consistency is measured using wells from different plates from the same batch production/lot.

Intra-Assay PrecisionInter-Assay Precision
Sample123123
n161616242424
Mean (pg/ml)3123044829237431
Standard deviation1.9816.5634.492.418.9634.04
CV (%)6.4%7.2%7.7%8.3%8%7.9%

Reproducibility

We ensure reproducibility by testing three samples with differing concentrations of TGF-alpha in ELISA kits from four different production batches/lots.

LotsLot 1 (pg/ml)Lot 2 (pg/ml)Lot 3 (pg/ml)Lot 4 (pg/ml)Mean (pg/ml)Standard DeviationCV (%)
Sample 131333135321.655.1%
Sample 22302192272462309.814.2%
Sample 344849847045446719.354.1%
*number of samples for each test n=16.

Gene/Protein Information For TGFA (Source: Uniprot.Org, NCBI)

Uniprot ID

P01135

Gene ID

7039

Gene Name

TGFA

Full Name

Protransforming growth factor alpha

Weight

17.006kDa

Alternative Names

protransforming growth factor alpha; TFGA; TGFA; TGFalpha; TGF-alpha; transforming growth factor, alpha; transforming growth factor-alpha TGFA TFGA transforming growth factor alpha protransforming growth factor alpha|TGF-alpha

*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the gene entry specified above in "species".

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EK0511 has been cited in 8 publications:

*The publications in this section are manually curated by our staff scientists. They may differ from Bioz's machine gathered results. Both are accurate. If you find a publication citing this product but is missing from this list, please let us know we will issue you a thank-you coupon.

Huang Xq, Zhang Xy, Wang Xr, Yu Sy, Fang Sh, Lu Yb, Zhang Wp, Wei Eq. J Neuroinflammation. 2012 Jun 26;9:145. Doi: 10.1186/1742-2094-9-145. Transforming Growth Factor ??1-Induced Astrocyte Migration Is Mediated In Part By Activating 5-Lipoxygenase...

Li Xn, Pan X, Qiu D. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2014 Dec 15;7(12):5324-9. Ecollection 2014. Imbalances Of Th17 And Treg Cells And Their Respective Cytokines In Copd Patients By Disease Stage.

Chen W, Qi J, Feng F, Wang Md, Bao G, Wang T, Xiang M, Xie Wf. Neurochem Int. 2014 Mar;68:28-37. Doi: 10.1016/J.Neuint.2014.01.015. Epub 2014 Feb 12. Neuroprotective Effect Of Allicin Against Traumatic Brain Injury Via Akt/Endothelial Nitric Oxide...

Ye Xh, Wu Y, Guo Pp, Wang J, Yuan Sy, Shang Y, Yao Sl. Brain Res. 2010 Apr 6;1323:174-83. Doi: 10.1016/J.Brainres.2010.01.079. Epub 2010 Feb 4. Lipoxin A4 Analogue Protects Brain And Reduces Inflammation In A Rat Model Of Focal Cerebral Ischemia R...

Qiu Jl, Zhu Wl, Lu Yj, Bai Zf, Liu Zg, Zhao P, Sun C, Zhang Yb, Li H, Liu W. Neurochem Int. 2015 Jun-Jul;85-86:46-52. Doi: 10.1016/J.Neuint.2015.04.007. Epub 2015 May 4. The Selective Mglur5 Agonist Chpg Attenuates So2-Induced Oxidative Stress And...

Yu Zm, Liu Zh, Chen J, Zeng Q. Chin J Integr Med. 2014 Dec;20(12):934-43. Doi: 10.1007/S11655-014-1863-X. Epub 2014 Nov 27. Anti-Inflammatory Effect Of Qingwen Baidu Decoction (????????????

Gao L, Huang W, Li J. Mol Cell Biochem. 2013 Oct;382(1-2):185-91. Doi: 10.1007/S11010-013-1733-4. Epub 2013 Jun 26. Nox1 Abet Mesangial Fibrogenesis Via Inos Induction In Diabetes.

Mao T, Gao L, Li H, Li J. Saudi Med J. 2011 Aug;32(8):769-77. Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor Inhibits High Glucose Induced Oxidative Stress And Fibrosis Of Cultured Human Glomerular Mesangial Cells.

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7 Customer Q&As for Human TGF Alpha ELISA Kit PicoKine™

Question

Q: how to analyze ELISA data? I have obtained TGF-alpha level in human milk.

J. Surve

Verified customer

Asked: 2019-12-28

Answer

A: we recommend you this article on ELISA data analysis. bosterbio.com/ELISA-data-analysis-instructions. we also provide a convenient online tool that you can use to analyze ELISA data. bosterbio.com/biology-research-tools/ELISA-data-analysis-online

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2019-12-28

Question

Q: if the enzyme conjugated TGF-alpha antibodies are mixed with the substrate, will that convert the substrate into the enzymatic reaction product? Or the enzyme function is only activated when the antibody is attached with the TGF-alpha antigen?

Y. Gandhi

Verified customer

Asked: 2018-04-12

Answer

A: The enzyme is always active. Avoid contaminating the substrate with enzyme prior to the incubation otherwise it compromises the assay with false positive signal.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2018-04-12

Question

Q: Can TGF-alpha ELISA Kits be used with tissue homogenates (or other non-validated sample types)?

Z. Kumar

Verified customer

Asked: 2018-03-14

Answer

A: Unfortunately, Boster Bio has not routinely validated tissue homogenates as a sample type for ELISA kits. This does not mean that ELISA kits are not suitable for other sample types than we have tested: it means further investigation is a must. One will need to perform a spike and recovery study to determine if an unvalidated sample type will work with a particular kit. To perform a spike and recovery experiment, one should divide a sample into two aliquots. In one of the aliquots, the user should spike in a known amount of the kit standard. a dilution series is performed comparing the spiked versus the unspiked sample. Generally, samples with expected recovery and linearity between 80-120% are considered acceptable. This method can be used to validate any sample type that has not been assessd by Boster Bio. for a more detailed spike and recovery protocol, please contact technical support.
Note: acceptable ranges should be determined individually by each laboratory. Additionally, technical support can help determine if a buffer component is not compatible with a given ELISA kit. please view the Citations tab on the product webpage for peer-reviewed papers utilizing a wide range of sample types. We also have an innovator's reward program where if the user validates our ELISA kits in applications or samples previously not validated by Boster Bio or other users, and share such information with us by submit a review, we will reward the user's efforts with a free antibody or ELISA kit from our catalog. Biocompare.com will also give $20 Amazon giftcard as an additional reward, if the review is submitted there as well.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2018-03-14

Question

Q: how much samples can be assayed in a Picokine® ELISA Kit?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2018-03-06

Answer

A: The Picokine® ELISA Kits will generally run a 7-point standard curve, non-specific binding wells, and 39 samples in duplicate. this may might differ by kit so please refer to each datasheet for details.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2018-03-06

Question

Q: Are Boster Bio recombinant proteins and antibodies sterile?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2017-06-04

Answer

A: although the vials are bottled using aseptic techniques, heat-treated vials, and sterile stock solutions, they are not considered or guaranteed to be sterile. If sterile material is needed for an experiment, the material can be filtered through a 0.2 micron filter designed for use with biological fluids.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2017-06-04

Question

Q: how are cell lysates prepared for use in Picokine® ELISA kits?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2016-12-09

Answer

A: in those Picokine® ELISAs where cell or tissue lysate is a validated sample type, sample preparation instructions for lysate are included in the product insert. Components in lysate and lysis buffer may affect immunoreactivity, so if lysate is not a validated sample type, care must be taken in sample preparation and validation.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2016-12-09

Question

Q: can you suggest the dilution ratio of serum samples for detection of TGF-alpha in Human human milk? I am trying to measure a few parameters and it requires 100ul of diluted samples for each well. We have limited sample quantitys so we like to dilute as much as possible.

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2014-03-02

Answer

A: without having an understanding the physiological or pathological context of your samples we cannot recommend a dilution ratio without performing a pilot test with your samples. Here is how you can perform a pilot study on your own: perform a serial dilution of your samples on the TGF-alpha ELISA kit to make sure you have a linear ascending curve followed by a plateau, which signifies the samples saturating the detection limit of the kit. Then you can pick the dilution ratios from samples in the linear part of the curve as your experimental dilution ratio.
If you are interested in using our ELISA service, you can also send us your sample and we will take care of everything for you. You can check our service details here: bosterbio.com/services/assay-services/ELISA-testing-service
Since you mentioned you have limited samples, our cost effective multiplex ELISA service would fit perfectly for your needs, where we can generate dozens of data points using as little as 25ul sample volume. Information on this service is also in the above link.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2014-03-02

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