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The LANCE® Ultra Human Insulin Detection Kit is designed for detection and quantitation of human insulin in cell culture media using a homogeneous TR-FRET (no-wash steps, no separation steps) assay.
LANCE® and LANCE® (Lanthanide chelate excite) Ultra are our TR-FRET (time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer), homogeneous (no wash) technologies. One antibody of interest is labeled with a donor fluorophore (a LANCE Europium chelate) and the second molecule is labeled with an acceptor fluorophore (ULight™ dye). Upon excitation at 320 or 340 nm, energy can be transferred from the donor Europium chelate to the acceptor fluorophore if sufficiently close for FRET (~10 nm). This results in the emission of light at 665 nm.
Insulin is synthesized as a proinsulin hormone of 110 aa by Beta-cells of the islets of Langherans in the pancreas. After removal of the precursor signal peptide, proinsulin is post-translationally cleaved into two chains (peptide A of 21 aa and peptide B of 30 aa) that are covalently linked via two disulfide bonds and secreted upon increased glucose concentration in blood. Blood concentration increases from around 50 pmol/L to 300-400 pmol/L 30 min after glucose uptake. Insulin is a key player in the control of both carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and has been implicated in various diseases including diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
|Assay Target Class||Hormone|
|Detection Method||Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF), TR-FRET|
|Experimental Type||In vitro|
|Shipping Condition||Blue Ice|
|Unit Size||10,000 Assay Points|
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