|The Human PCSK9 pcsk9 (Catalog #MBS177165) is an ELISA Kit and is intended for research purposes only. The product is available for immediate purchase. The MBS177165 ELISA Kit recognizes Human (General) PCSK9.
The PCSK9 pcsk9 product has the following accession number(s) (GI #317373487) (NCBI Accession #Q8NBP7.3) (Uniprot Accession #Q8NBP7). Researchers may be interested in using Bioinformatics databases such as those available at The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website for more information about accession numbers and the proteins they represent. Even researchers unfamiliar with bioinformatics databases will find the NCBI databases to be quite user friendly and useful.
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Please refer to the product datasheet for known applications of a given elisa kit. We\'ve tested the Human PCSK9 PicoKine ELISA Kit with the following immunoassay(s):
Typical Testing Data/Standard Curve (for reference only) (Human PCSK9 PicoKine ELISA Kit standard curve )
Principle of the assay: human PCSK9 ELISA Kit was based on standard sandwich enzyme-linked immune-sorbent assay technology. A monoclonal antibody from mouse specific for PCSK9 has been precoated onto 96-well plates. Standards(NSO, S153-Q692) and test samples are added to the wells, a biotinylated detection polyclonal antibody from goat specific for PCSK9 is added subsequently and then followed by washing with PBS or TBS buffer. Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex was added and unbound conjugates were washed away with PBS or TBS buffer. HRP substrate TMB was used to visualize HRP enzymatic reaction. TMB was catalyzed by HRP to produce a blue color product that changed into yellow after adding acidic stop solution. The density of yellow is proportional to the human PCSK9 amount of sample captured in plate.
Background: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9, also known as PCSK9, is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the PCSK9 gene. This gene encodes a proprotein convertase belonging to the proteinase K subfamily of the secretory subtilase family. By genomic sequence analysis, the PCSK9 gene was mapped to chromosome 1p32. This protein plays a major regulatory role in cholesterol homeostasis. PCSK9 binds to the epidermal growth factor-like repeat A (EGF-A) domain of the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), inducing LDLR degradation. Reduced LDLR levels result in decreased metabolism of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which could lead to hypercholesterolemia. PCSK9 may also have a role in the differentiation of cortical neurons.
Samples: Cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA)
Assay Type: Sandwich
Detection Range: 156pg/ml-10,000pg/ml
Sensitivity: < 10pg/ml. Intra-assay Precision: Intra-Assay Precision (Precision within an assay) Three samples of known concentration were tested on one plate to assess intra-assay precision.
Inter-assay Precision: Inter-Assay Precision (Precision between assays) Three samples of known concentration were tested in separate assays to assess inter-assay precision. Human PCSK9 PicoKine ELISA Kit or ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays) Kits in general, are a valuable research tool for a myriad of applications in a range of scientific settings. Currently, three major types of ELISA formats are used by researchers: sandwich, competitive and indirect. Most commercially available ELISA Kits are sandwich or competitive. Commercially available ELISA Kits contain wells that have been pre-coated with the capture antibody. Please refer to the product manual for the ELISA format of your specific kit.