The AlphaLISA® immunoassay kit for human Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) enables the quantitative determination of human BTK in buffer and cell lysates using a homogeneous AlphaLISA assay (no wash steps).
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AlphaLISA technology allows the detection of molecules of interest in buffer, cell culture media, serum and plasma in a highly sensitive, quantitative, reproducible and user-friendly mode. In an AlphaLISA assay, a Biotinylated Anti-Analyte Antibody binds to the Streptavidin-coated Alpha Donor beads, while another Anti-Analyte Antibody is conjugated to AlphaLISA Acceptor beads. In the presence of the analyte, the beads come into close proximity. The excitation of the Donor beads provokes the release of singlet oxygen molecules that triggers a cascade of energy transfer in the Acceptor beads, resulting in a sharp peak of light emission at 615 nm.
BTK is a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase present in B-cells. It is associated with the B-cell receptor and receptors of the toll family. Upon activation, BTK will activate the Nf-kB pathway. This will induce maturation of B-cells into antibody producing cells and also increase the secretion of activating cytokines (such as IL-2). The protein is absent or non-functional in diseases such as aglobularia, and is involved via hyperactivation in inflammation and auto-immune diseases. Also, several leukemia-like cancers have dysregulation of BTK.
|Assay Target Class||Protein|
|Product Brand Name||AlphaLISA|
|Shipping Condition||Blue Ice|
|Unit Size||500 Assay Points|