The AlphaLISA® immunoassay kit for human TREM2 enables the quantitative determination of human TREM2 in buffer, cell culture media, serum, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid and cell supernatant 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.
TREM2 is a transmembrane molecule expressed on myeloid cells. It acts as the receptor for an unknown ligand to activate myeloid cells such as dendritic cells, increasing phagocytic activity. Recently, TREM2 has been shown to be involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as ataxia, early dementia and Alzeimer’s disease. Elevated levels of TREM2 have been noted in cerebrospinal fluid as a response to Alzeimer’s disease.
|Assay Target Class||Protein|
|Product Brand Name||AlphaLISA|
|Shipping Condition||Blue Ice|
|Unit Size||500 Assay Points|
This manual describes how to run the AlphaLISA human TREM2 assay kit.