The Monkey Flt-3 Ligarnd ELISA quantitates Rhesus Mk Flt-3L in monkey serum, plasma, or cell culture medium. The assay will exclusively recognize both natural and recombinant Mk Flt-3L. Principle of the method The Monkey Flt-3L 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.Flt3 (FMS-related tyrosine kinase 3) Ligand is a growth factor that stimulates the growth and differentiation of early hematopoetic progenitor cells. Flt3 Ligand alone exerts weak biological effects, and instead synergizes with other colony-stimulating factors to induce the proliferation and differentiation of cells of the myeloid and lymphoid lineages. Recent studies have suggested that Flt3 Ligand plays an important role in the development and expansion of dendritic cells in vivo, and that it may influence NK cell survival by this mechanism.Flt3 Ligand transcripts are detectable in most cell types and tissues, although the protein has only been found in stromal cells and T cells. It is expressed most often as a transmembrane cell surface protein, although processing can yield a soluble, secreted isoform.
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