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SKU:EK0515
Pack Size:96wells/kit, with removable strips.
Application:ELISA
Sensitivity:<2pg/ml
Sample Type:cell culture supernates, serum, plasma(EDTA) and urine.
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Product Name Mouse TGF Beta 1 PicoKine™ ELISA Kit
SKU/Catalog Number EK0515
Description Sandwich High Sensitivity ELISA kit for Quantitative Detection of activated Mouse TGF beta 1. 96wells/kit, with removable strips.
Cite This Product Mouse TGF Beta 1 PicoKine™ ELISA Kit (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # EK0515)
Validated Species Mouse
Application ELISA

*Our Boster Guarantee covers the use of this product in the above tested applications.

**For positive and negative control design, consult "Tissue specificity" under Protein Target Info.

Immunogen Expression system for standard: CHO; Immunogen sequence: A279-S390
Cross Reactivity There is no detectable cross-reactivity with other relevant proteins.
Pack Size 96wells/kit, with removable strips.

Properties

Sensitivity <2pg/ml
*Sensitivity, or Lower Limit of Detection (LLD), is the minimum level of target protein the ELISA assay can detect. We measure 20 blank wells and if the O.D. value is 2 standard deviations higher than the blanks' average O.D. the sample can be deemed positive.
Assay Range 15.6pg/ml-1000pg/ml
*This assay range is determined using common samples. For samples with low target protein concentrations, users can adjust the standard curve to extend the lower limit of assay range.
Sample Type cell culture supernates, serum, plasma(EDTA) and urine.

*The above listed samples are the ones valided with the assay. If you do not see your sample of interest listed, as long as there is enough level of target protein present in the sample, this Picokine™ ELISA kit should detect it.
**For protocol and tips regarding preparing your sample of interest, please check our ELISA sample preparation guide.
Capture Antibody monoclonal antibody from rat
Detection Antibody polyclonal antibody from goat
Activating Reagent TGF beta 1 is mostly contained as inactive form in samples, please activate it before assay. Don't activate recombinant TGF beta 1.
Solution A: 1N HCI: add 8.33ml of 12N HCI into 91.67ml of H2O.
Solution B: 1.2N NaOH/0.5M HEPES: add 12ml of 10N NaOH and 11.9g HEPES into 75ml of H2O, add H2O to adjust volume to 100ml.
Storage Store at 4˚C for 6 months, at -20˚C for 12 months. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles(Shipped with wet ice.)

Kit Components

Catalog numberDescriptionQuantity
EK0515-CAP96-well plate precoated with anti-Mouse Tgfb1 antibody1
EK0515-STlyophilized recombinant Mouse Tgfb1 standard10ng/tubex2
EK0515-DAbiotinylated anti-Mouse Tgfb1 antibody130ul(dilution 1:100)
AR1103Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex(ABC)130ul(dilution 1:100)
AR1106-1sample diluent buffer30ml
AR1106-2antibody diluent buffer12ml
AR1106-3ABC diluent buffer12ml
AR1104TMB color developing agent10ml
AR1105TMB stop solution10ml
PLA-SEAAdhesive cover4
AR0030-EPBS washing bufferPowder for 1000ml

Washing buffer Preparation: Disolve AR0030-E to 1000ml distilled water and adjust pH to 7.2~7.6. Finally, adjust the total volume to 1L.

*Additional components can be purchased. If you need extra of the above components please order them together to avoid additional shipping charges.

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Material Required But Not Provided

  • 1. Microplate reader in standard size.
  • 2. Automated plate washer.
  • 3. Adjustable pipettes and pipette tips. Multichannel pipettes are recommended in the condition of large amount of samples in the detection.
  • 4. Clean tubes and Eppendorf tubes.
*Reagents needed for sample collection and preparation are not included in the kit.

Protein Target Info (Source: Uniprot.org)

You can check the tissue specificity below for information on selecting positive and negative control.

Gene Name Tgfb1
Protein Name Transforming growth factor beta-1
Molecular Weight 44310 MW
Protein Function Multifunctional protein that controls proliferation, differentiation and other functions in many cell types. Many cells synthesize TGFB1 and have specific receptors for it. It positively and negatively regulates many other growth factors. It plays an important role in bone remodeling as it is a potent stimulator of osteoblastic bone formation, causing chemotaxis, proliferation and differentiation in committed osteoblasts. Can promote either T- helper 17 cells (Th17) or regulatory T-cells (Treg) lineage differentiation in a concentration-dependent manner. At high concentrations, leads to FOXP3-mediated suppression of RORC and down-regulation of IL-17 expression, favoring Treg cell development. At low concentrations in concert with IL-6 and IL-21, leads to expression of the IL-17 and IL-23 receptors, favoring differentiation to Th17 cells (PubMed:18368049). .
Subcellular Localization Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix .
Uniprot ID P04202
Alternative Names Transforming growth factor beta-1;TGF-beta-1;Latency-associated peptide;LAP;Tgfb1;
Research Areas |cardiovascular|angiogenesis|growth factors|tgf| signal transduction|growth factors/hormones| stem cells|signaling pathways|tgf beta|secreted| cancer|invasion/microenvironment|angiogenic growth factors| developmental biology|organogenesis|angiogenesis and vasculogenesis|cancer metabolism|response to hypoxia| metabolism|pathways and processes|cofactors, vitamins / minerals|co-factors|metabolism processes|types of disease|
*if product is indicated to react with multiple species, protein info is based on the human gene.

Background for Transforming growth factor beta-1

Transforming growth factor-beta1(TGF-beta1) is a multifunctional peptide that controls proliferation, differentiation, and other functions in many cell types. Many cells synthesize TGF-beta and essentially all of them have specific receptors for this peptide. TGF-beta regulates the actions of many other peptide growth factors and determines a positive or negative direction of their effects. TGFbeta1 is known for its potent and diverse biological effects, including immune regulation, and cell growth and differentiation. TGFbeta1 is also an important mediator of bone remodeling. TGFbeta1, a potent keratinocyte growth inhibitor, has been shown to be overexpressed in keratinocytes in certain inflammatory skin diseases and has been thought to counteract the effects of other growth factors at the site of inflammation. TGF-beta1, a multifunctional cytokine with fibrogenic properties, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of the vascular and target organ complications of hypertension. TGF-beta1 may also regulate blood pressure via stimulation of endothelin-1 and/or renin secretion. TGFbeta1 is secreted as a latent form, which consists of its mature form and a latency-associated peptide(beta1-LAP) in either the presence or the absence of additional latent TGF-beta1-binding protein. The standard product used in this kit is recombinant TGFbeta1 with the molecular mass of 25KDa.

Mouse TGF Beta 1 PicoKine™ ELISA Kit Images

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Mouse TGF Beta 1 PicoKine™ ELISA Kit
Mouse TGF beta 1 PicoKine ELISA Kit standard curve

Intra/Inter Assay Precision

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Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Sample 1 2 3 1 2 3
n161616242424
Mean(pg/ml)114240483125248515
Standard deviation5.471217.96.7515.430.4
CV(%)4.853.75.46.25.9

Typical Data Obtained from Mouse TGF Beta 1 PicoKine™ ELISA Kit

(TMB reaction incubate at 37°C for 25-30min)

Concentration(pg/ml)015.631.262.51252505001000
O.D.0.0410.1310.2140.3650.6271.0681.6242.298

*The typical data is obtained from Boster's internal QC result and for reference only. It may differ from the lab test results of the end users. It is more important that the user's lab test results reflect the same linearity demonstrated in the typical data than achieving exactly the same O.D. values.

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Publications

Li, J, Liu, X., Duan, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, H., Lian, S.,..., & Fan, Y. (2017). Combined Blockade of T Cell Immunoglobulin and Mucin Domain 3 and Carcinoembryonic Antigen-Related Cell Adhesion Molecule 1 Results in Durable Therapeutic Efficacy in Mice with Intracranial Gliomas. Medical Science Monitor, 23, 3593-3602. doi: 10.12659/MSM.903098
Kabel, A.M., & Elkhoely, A.A. (2017). Targeting proinflammatory cytokines, oxidative stress, TGF-β1 and STAT-3 by rosuvastatin and ubiquinone to ameliorate trastuzumab cardiotoxicity. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 93, 17-26. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2017.06.033
Chen Y, Zeng C, Zhan Y, Wang H, Jiang X, Li W. Oncogene. 2017 Apr 10. doi: 10.1038/onc.2017.100. Aberrant low expression of p85α in stromal fibroblasts promotes breast cancer cell metastasis through exosome-mediated paracrine Wnt10b.
Li B, Yang J, Ma L, Li F, Tu Z, Gao C. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2013 Nov;101(11):3097-108. Doi: 10.1002/Jbm.A.34618. Epub 2013 Mar 25. Fabrication Of Poly(Lactide-Co-Glycolide) Scaffold Filled With Fibrin Gel, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, And Poly(Ethylen...
Wang Z, Jinnin M, Kobayashi Y, Kudo H, Inoue K, Nakayama W, Honda N, Makino K, Kajihara I, Makino T, Fukushima S, Inagaki Y, Ihn H. J Dermatol Sci. 2015 Sep;79(3):268-78. Doi: 10.1016/J.Jdermsci.2015.06.008. Epub 2015 Jun 22. Mice Overexpressing I...
Sharifi N, Amani R, Hajiani E, Cheraghian B. Endocrine. 2014 Sep;47(1):70-80. Doi: 10.1007/S12020-014-0336-5. Epub 2014 Jun 27. Does Vitamin D Improve Liver Enzymes, Oxidative Stress, And Inflammatory Biomarkers In Adults With Non-Alcoholic Fatty ...
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.

FAQs

Question: Does this ELISA kit contain any product produced in humans or primates?
Keywords: component, ingredient
A: None of the components in our ELISA kits are produced in humans or primates.
Q: What is the volume of the recombinant protein control? What is its shelf life?
Keywords: expiration, storage, temperature, size
A: The volume of the control is around 100pg. If unopened, the shelf life of the control is the same as the whole kit - "Store at 4˚C for 6 months, at -20˚C for 12 months." The reconstituted control can be stored at -20˚C for 2 days.
Q: Will it be okay to run the experiment if I accidentally used the wrong buffer (e.g. sample diluent buffer) for antibody dilution instead of the antibody diluent buffer? Keywords: dilution, replace, substitute, sample buffer
A: Using the sample diluent buffer for antibody dilution instead of the antibody diluent buffer will negatively affect the test result to some extent. The values of both standard and sample might be lower than the normal values.
Q: In the "Preparation" section of the protocol, step 2 says to "activate the sample". What is the difference between active form TGF beta 1 and inactive form TGF beta 1 in analysis? Keywords: sample activation, manual, data calculation, experimental result
A: TGFb in a biological sample will generally be present in one of two forms, either as LAP+TGFb (=latent TGFb) or free TGFb. The ELISA only recognizes free TGFb. Therefore, if you do not activate your sample, you will only be measuring the free TGFb in the sample. If you run the assay twice, one without activation (=free TGFb) and once with activation (=free TGFb + latent TGFb), the difference in TGFb values from the two assays will be the amount of latent TGFb in the sample.
Q: The protocol says to use neutral PBS and provides a recipe. Could I use neutral PBS made with KCl or KH2PO4 (common constituents for most PBS recipes) instead? Keywords: protocol, alternative buffer, applications, reagent recipe
A: Yes, it is ok to use common PBS recipes. We have tried many types of buffers with common constituents, and no significant difference was observed whatsoever.
Q: Why are my O.D. values different than your values on the datasheet? Keyword: troubleshooting, reference
A: We detected the kit in our lab and got our values on the datasheet before delivery, but protein activity will decrease as time goes on, so you may get lower O.D. values than ours. However, it should still be in a reasonable range and the standards can be used to calculate sample values. Good linearity of curve is more important than the actual numerical value.
Q: What is a reference range for mouse serum samples? Keyword: experimental data
A: TGF-β1 level in mouse serum is about 80-123ng/ml.
Q: Is your mouse monoclonal to TGF-beta in the kit specific to mouse, or will it cross with human TGF-beta or Bovine TGF-beta that may be present in the media from the FBS? Keyword: specificity
A: TGFb1 is conservative, EK0515 also cross reacts with human and bovine TGFb1.
Q: Does your mouse TGF-beta kit detect TGF-beta when in complex with its binding proteins or latent complex? Do I have to perform some kind of extraction or treat their supernatants with RIPA or other preparation to expose the actual free TGF-beta or will your monoclonal detect the TGF beta even when it is in the latent forms? Keyword: applications, protocol, detection
A: TGFβ1 is mostly contained as inactive form in samples, please activate it before assay. Don't activate recombinant TGFβ1. Please contact us for recommended protocol to activate the sample (if want to analyze the active form).
Q: On the ELISA kit datasheet it says "HRP substrate TMB was used to visualize HRP enzymatic reaction." What is HRP and which part of the kit contains HRP? Keyword: kit components, reagents, protocol
A: It means Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex(AR1103) and you could find it in Kit Components.
Q: Do you offer any ELISA kits that can work with whole blood samples instead of plasma or urine? Keyword: applications
A: We test serum and plasma routinely, and there is very little difference between serum, plasma and whole blood. The whole blood also contains proteins we need to test. The kit can be used to test whole blood in theory.
Q: Does silicic acid (formula SiOH4) affect the results of the ELISA assay? Keyword: protocol, reagents
A: The acid may affect the binding of antigen to antibody, it is not recommended to use. That being said, it is unlikely to affect the reaction if the solution remains an overall neutral environment.
Q: Is there lot-to-lot variation of the ELISA kits? What are Boster's general services when I have questions about your kits? Keyword: technical support, help, customer service
A: The NIBSC/WHO 1st International Standard is evaluated, we always test our kits before delivery, and customers can find the test result on the protocol. If the customer needs technical support from us to analyze their data, please contact us and we ask that you provide us the following information: the lot# and production date, and when did the customer detect the kit.
Q: The results of my standards do not look correct, what could be the problem? Keyword: troubleshoot, protocol
A: Double check the protocol for plate washing. It should be examined on three aspects: 1) Did you make the washing buffer correctly? 2) How long did you let the buffer stay in wells? 3) What was the volume of the washing buffer added to each well? In addition, pay attention when adding sample to avoid contamination. And we suggest testing the standards again. Values of standards at low concentration are more affected than that at higher concentration, so customer can still get expected values at high concentration even if there is an error. If problems persist, please contact technical support with the catalog and lot number of your product.
Q: What is the well depth of the 96 well plates for the ELISA kits? Keyword: well capacity, product size
A: The well depth is 300ul, and the max capacity is 350ul. The height of the well is 1.1 cm, and the internal size is 1 cm.
Q: The kit does not include wash solution, what should I do? Keyword: wash buffer
A: Our Elisa kits do not come with wash solution, but we have included information about how to make washing buffer on the datasheet. Please refer to the "Material Required But Not Provided" section. We also offer washing buffer for sale separately (Phosphate Buffered Saline Powder SKU: AR0030).
Q: For your ELISA kits, are the capture and detection antibodies polyclonals or monoclonals? Keyword: antibody clonality
A: This information can be found for each kit under the "Properties" section, and you can find the immunogen sequence information in the "Overview" section.
Q: Do your ELISA kits come with sealants or plate covers? Keyword: storage, sequential use
A: The kit can be used within a month sequentially if it's opened and stored at 4 degree. There is no need to use sealants, the plate can be packaged with aluminum foil bag, and for other reagents keep bottle tightly closed.
Q: What is the concentration of Sodium Azide in your Elisa kits? Keyword: preservative
A: Our Elisa kits contain 0.02% Sodium Azide. All of the components except TMB colour developing reagent and stop solution contains 0.02% Sodium azide as the preservative.
Q: Are there positive and negative controls available for my ELISA kit? Keyword: positive control, negative control
A: We can provide a recombinant protein as a control. It costs $50 per control and takes 2 weeks to manufacture. We cannot provide a positive or negative control in serum.
Q: Why do I get positive results for my knockout (KO) model when used as a control?
A: The knockout (KO) model may contain truncated forms of the target protein which can be detected by the ELISA assay.
Q: How long do I soak my plate in the wash buffer?
A: The plate should soak in 0.3mL PBS or TBS wash buffer for at least 1-2 minutes in an automated wash station.
Q: Can I use Tween in my wash buffer?
A: While it is not recommended to use Tween in your wash buffer, small amounts (<0.1% concentration) may decrease background due to insufficient blocking.
Q: What plate type do I use to set up the microplate reader?
A: Our plates are made with the Corning costar plates similar to the DNA-BIND 96 -well plates.
Q: What should I use for negative control?
A: Please contact us for negative control suggestions. You can also check expression databases such as genecards, uniprot etc. Due to logistic reasons, we do not sell serum or lysates that we use internally for positive or negative control.
Q: Where can I find troubleshooting information? What should I do if I have unexpected bands, high background, no signal, weak signal
A: You can find Boster's troubleshoot guides under tech support tab. Please contact us for further assistance on troubleshooting your experiment.
Q: What is the normal level of this protein in my sample of interest?
A: We have reviewed literature and have gathered this information for most of our ELISA kits. You can find this information on the product page or contact us if you cannot find it. However this information is only suggestive and cannot replace pilot studies in determining the optimal sample dilution ratio.
Q: Is the plate separable? Can I use only part of the kit and save the rest for later? How many samples can I run with one kit?
A: Yes the plate is separable. There are 12 strips of 8 wells each, all removable from the plate. The amount of samples you can run depend on a few factors. In the most common ELISA set up, you will use two strips for standards, and 10 strips for samples using duplicates, which let you run up to 40 samples per kit. Contact us if you have questions regarding other situations.
Q: Does the kit contain sample preparation reagents? How do I prepare my samples?
A: Since different sample types require different reagents, we do not include them in the ELISA kit. However we do have each reagent mentioned in the file below available at very reasonable prices. Be sure to check them out. For sample preparation protocols please download the file below: https://www.bosterbio.com/media/pdf/Boster_Sample_Preparation_Protocols.pdf
Q: Can this ELISA kit work on brain tissue homogenate, cell culture supernatant, saliva, urine, serum, whole blood or any other sample type?
A: In theory the ELISA kit will work for all sample types if the target protein is present at a level that falls within the linear range of the ELISA kit detection range. We guarantee the kit to work on the sample types that we have tested. If you want dilution ratio suggestions on these sample types please contact our technical support. For sample types that we have not tested for, we suggest you run pilot experiments to decide the optimal sample dilution.
Q: Can this ELISA kit react with the pro-form of the target protein? Can this ELISA kit react with an isoform of the protein?
A: In general, unless otherwise specified, the ELISA kit is pan-specific, meaning that it will react with all different forms of the target protein if they share the majority of the target protein's sequence. The capture and detection antibodies are reactive to the entire sequence of the standard protein. You can find the sequence information of the standard protein in the "immunogen" section. For more information about the specificity of the kit for your particular experiment, please contact our techincal support.
Q: Can this ELISA kit react with human, mouse, rat or other species?
A: If the kit is reactive to another commonly used species (human, mouse, and/or rat), we would have listed it as a separate product. If you want to check cross-reactivity to a species that is not included in the 3 species listed above, please contact our technical support for more information. As a rule of thumb, if the sequences are 90%+ identical, there is a high chance of cross-reactivity for your species of interest.
Q: What are some alternative names that could be used to describe this product?
A: Some common names include but are not limited to mouse tgfb elisa kit, mouse tgfb1 elisa kit, mouse tgfbeta elisa kit, mouse tgf-beta-1 elisa kit