Rat Betacellulin/BTC ELISA Kit PicoKine®

Betacellulin/BTC ELISA kit for Rat

Rat Betacellulin/BTC ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (96 Tests). Quantitate Rat Btc in cell culture supernatants, cell lysates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA). Sensitivity: 10pg/ml. Cited in 1 publication(s).

Product Info Summary

SKU: EK1297
Size: 96 wells/kit, with removable strips.
Reactive Species: Rat
Application: ELISA
Sample Types: cell culture supernatants, cell lysates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).

Product Name

Rat Betacellulin/BTC ELISA Kit PicoKine®

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SKU/Catalog Number

EK1297

Size

96 wells/kit, with removable strips.

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Description

Rat Betacellulin/BTC ELISA Kit PicoKine™ (96 Tests). Quantitate Rat Btc in cell culture supernatants, cell lysates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA). Sensitivity: 10pg/ml.

Storage & Handling

Store at 4°C for 6 months, at -20°C for 12 months. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles (Ships with gel ice, can store for up to 3 days in room temperature. Freeze upon receiving.)

Cite This Product

Rat Betacellulin/BTC ELISA Kit PicoKine® (Boster Biological Technology, Pleasanton CA, USA, Catalog # EK1297)

Clonality of Antibodies

See Datasheet for details

Immunogen

Expression system for standard: E.coli; Immunogen sequence: D32-Y111

Sensitivity

<10 pg/ml

Assay Range

7.8 pg/ml - 500 pg/ml

Cross Reactivity

There is no detectable cross-reactivity with other relevant proteins.

Reactive Species

EK1297 is reactive to Btc in Rat samples

Validated Sample Types

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

Application Guarantee

EK1297 is guaranteed for ELISA in Rat by Boster Guarantee

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

Background of Betacellulin/BTC

Betacellulin, also known as BTC is a protein that in humans is encoded by the BTC gene. This gene is mapped to 4q13.3. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the EGF family of growth factors. It is synthesized primarily as a transmembrane precursor, which is then processed to mature molecule by proteolytic events. This protein is a ligand for the EGF receptor. It is the growth factor that binds to EGFR, ERBB4 and other EGF receptor family members. This protein is a potent mitogen for retinal pigment epithelial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells.

Kit Components

Catalog Number Description Quantity
EK1297-CAP Anti-Rat Btc Pre-coated 96-well strip microplate 1
EK1297-ST Rat Btc Standard 2 vials, 10 ng/tube
EK1297-DA Rat Btc 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)07.815.631.362.5125250500
O.D.0.1000.1180.1280.1710.2530.4210.8371.801

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Recommended Sample Dilution Ratios

According to our internal validation assays using this ELISA kit, to detect Betacellulin/BTC, Dilution ratio of 1:1, concentration in serum is target in serum is below detection limit..

Intra Assay Consistency & Inter Assay Consistency

We measured random samples of Rat Betacellulin/BTC 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)15512801655280
Standard deviation0.63.72140.924.2917.64
CV (%)4%7.3%5%5.8%7.8%6.3%

Reproducibility

We ensure reproducibility by testing three samples with differing concentrations of Betacellulin/BTC 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 115171718161.086.7%
Sample 251535052511.112.1%
Sample 328024926925926411.514.3%
*number of samples for each test n=16.

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

Uniprot ID

P35070

Gene ID

685

Gene Name

Btc

Full Name

Probetacellulin

Weight

19.746kDa

Alternative Names

Betacellulin; BTC; probetacellulin BTC betacellulin probetacellulin

*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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EK1297 has been cited in 1 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.

miR‑519d‑3p promotes TGFβ/Smad mediated postoperative epidural scar formation via suppression of BAMBI

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7 Customer Q&As for Rat Betacellulin/BTC ELISA Kit PicoKine®

Question

Q: is it okay to use citrate plasma as samples in Rat Betacellulin Picokine® ELISA Kit (Catalog # EK1297)?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2020-01-09

Answer

A: Chelating agents such as EDTA, Heparin and Citrate can irreversibly bind metal ions from the functional domain of Betacellulin causing disruption of its protein structure. Betacellulin may be denatured as a result and may compromise the assay's measurements. The chilating sites could also be too close to the epitopes a must for detection and block the antigen antibody reaction. We have tested the Betacellulin ELISA, treating samples with a number of anticoagulants and decided that heparin or EDTA can be used for treatment of blood/plasma samples. Do not use other anticoagulents when collecting samples.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2020-01-09

Question

Q: is there any online tool I can use to streamline the data analysis for my ELISA results?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2019-12-12

Answer

A: We have a web based ELISA curve fitting (4pl) and data analysis tool. Please give it a try: bosterbio.com/biology-research-tools/ELISA-data-analysis-online. You can also consult our article on ELISA data analysis: bosterbio.com/ELISA-data-analysis-instructions

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2019-12-12

Question

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

B. Dhawan

Verified customer

Asked: 2018-09-16

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: 2018-09-16

Question

Q: can you recommend the dilution ratio of serum samples for detection of Betacellulin in Rat plasma? I am trying to measure a a number of analytes and it requires 100ul of diluted samples for each well. We have limited sample volumes so we like to dilute as much as possible.

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2018-01-18

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 Betacellulin 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: 2018-01-18

Question

Q: how to thaw whole blood sample for Betacellulin ELISA after freezing?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2017-03-22

Answer

A: do not freeze and thaw whole blood. erythrocytes are fragile and, if frozen and thawed, will undergo hemolysis rendering the samples useless. To keep your blood samples to test Betacellulin for a later time, you should let the blood clot in glass tubes and collect the serum to freeze for later use.

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2017-03-22

Question

Q: can you tell me how to prepare cell lysates prepared for use in Picokine® ELISA kits?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2016-05-03

Answer

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

Boster Scientific Support

Answered: 2016-05-03

Question

Q: What is the optimal O.D. value for Betacellulin ELISA kit? I performed your Betacellulin ELISA on serum samples. For my positive control, I received an O.D. value of 0.826, while my negative control received a value of 0.136. I obtained both of these controls from the ELISA kit, where your kit's typical data shows O.D. values much higher than my positive control and your background is lower. My samples O.D. values are around 0.225 and the highest is only 0.357. can I consider these samples contain Betacellulin even though the O.D. values are not very high?

Verified Customer

Verified customer

Asked: 2014-04-27

Answer

A: The absolute O.D. values may change according to incubation time. The more you incubate the higher the O.D. values are going to be. what you should focus on is whether your sample O.D. values are statistically significantly higher than your blank values. regarding your protocol, you could extend your development time in the substrate incubation step to obtain higher O.D. values, as long as your negative controls' O.D. values are not increasing faster in proportion to your positive controls. typically, a sample with O.D. value 2 standard deviations higher than your negative controls can be considered positive. We calculate the sensitivity of this ELISA kit by converting cutoff O.D. value, calculated as the average of 20 negative controls plus 2 standard deviations of the 20 negative controls, into a concentration. in other words, when we claim this Betacellulin ELISA kit to have sensitivity of 10pg/ml, that means the minimum amount of Betacellulin that can be declared/interpreted as positive by the above standard is 10pg/ml.

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Answered: 2014-04-27

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