The Human DKK3 ELISA quantitates Hu DKK3 in human serum, plasma, or cell culture medium. The assay will exclusively recognize both natural and recombinant Hu DKK3. Principle of the method The Human DKK3 solid-phase sandwich ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) is designed to measure the amount of the target bound between a matched antibody pair. A target-specific antibody has been pre-coated in the wells of the supplied microplate. Samples, standards, or controls are then added into these wells and bind to the immobilized (capture) antibody. The sandwich is formed by the addition of the second (detector) antibody, a substrate solution is added that reacts with the enzyme-antibody-target complex to produce measurable signal. The intensity of this signal is directly proportional to the concentration of target present in the original specimen. Rigorous validation Each manufactured lot of this ELISA kit is quality tested for criteria such as sensitivity, specificity, precision, and lot-to-lot consistency. See manual for more information on validation.DKK3, like DKK1, DKK2, and DKK4, possesses an N-terminal signal peptide and 2 conserved cysteine-rich domains, which are separated by a linker region and contain 10 cysteine residues each. The second cysteine region has a putative lipid-binding function that may facilitate WNT/DKK interactions at the plasma membrane. The linker region contains 50 to 55 amino acids in DKK1, DKK2, and DKK4, whereas in DKK3 it contains only 12 amino acids. All DKKs have several potential sites for cleavage by furin-type proteases. Northern blot analysis revealed wide expression of the DKK3 transcript, with highest expression in heart, brain, and spinal cord. In situ hybridization reveals highest expression in mouse brain, eye, and heart.
|2°C to 8°C|
|Plasma, 1 μL; Serum, 1 μL; Supernatant, 100 μL|
|1 hr. 20 min.|
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