The AlphaLISA® Mouse/Rat IL-17A Biotin-Free Detection Kit is designed for the quantitative detection of mouse or rat IL-17 (IL-17A) in serum, cell culture medium, and other samples types using a homogeneous (no wash steps, no separation steps) assay. The biotin-free kit uses anti-DIG (anti-Digoxin) Donor beads instead of streptavidin Donor beads, which makes the kit compatible with high-biotin culture media and other sample types that contain high levels biotin (including brain/liver tissue extracts, milk and eggs).
This is a replacement for AL544.
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) is the founding member of a group of cytokines called the IL-17 family. The other members are IL-17B, C, D, E, and F. Mature mouse or rat IL-17A is a glycosylated homodimer formed of two 133 amino acid subunits. IL-17A is produced by a subset of T helper cells. It is a proinflammatory cytokine that enhances T cell priming and stimulates macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial and epithelial cells to produce mediators of inflammation like IL-1, IL-6, and TNFα. It is also critical for neutrophil activation and migration, and induces IL-8, a key chemokine for neutrophils. IL-17 has been involved in the proinflammatory patterns associated with joint inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis in mouse and human models and may be a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of these diseases.
AlphaLISA® technology allows the detection of molecules of interest in a no-wash, highly sensitive, quantitative assay. In an AlphaLISA biotin-free assay, a DIG-labeled anti-analyte antibody binds to the anti-DIG-coated 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 causes 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.
|Assay Target Class||Cytokine|
|Experimental Type||In vitro|
|Product Brand Name||AlphaLISA|
|Shipping Condition||Blue Ice|
|Unit Size||500 Assay Points|
Alpha (Amplified Luminescent Proximity Homogeneous Assay) technology is a bead-based, no-wash alternative to traditional ELISAs. Instead of detection with an HRP substrate, the Alpha assay signal is generated by the excitation of an Eu+-coated bead that has been conjugated to the detection antibody.
Alpha technology offers a simple, straight forward workflow. No wash needed!
Download this application note to see how no-wash AlphaLISA® technology provides a more-convenient alternative to ELISA for quantitation of biomarkers in complex sample types, including tissue, serum, and plasma.
This guide presents the simple conversion of an ELISA or other immunoassay to an AlphaLISA® immunoassay.