Human A2M/alpha2-Macroglobulin ELISA Kit

Alpha-2-macroglobulin, also known as A2M or CPAMD5 is a large plasma protein found in the blood. This gene is mapped to 12p13.31. Alpha-2-macroglobulin is a protease inhibitor and cytokine transporter. It inhibits many proteases, including trypsin, thrombin and collagenase. A2M is implicated in Alzheimer disease (AD) due to its ability to mediate the clearance and degradation of A-beta, the major component of beta-amyloid deposits. This gene is able to inhibit all four classes of proteinases by a unique 'trapping' mechanism. This protein has a peptide stretch, called the 'bait region' which contains specific cleavage sites for different proteinases. When a proteinase cleaves the bait region, a conformational change is induced in the protein which traps the proteinase. The entrapped enzyme remains active against low molecular weight substrates (activity against high molecular weight substrates is greatly reduced). Following cleavage in the bait region a thioester bond is hydrolyzed and mediates the covalent binding of the protein to the proteinase.

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2904170015 Human A2M/alpha2-Macroglobulin ELISA Kit 1 plate 1 plate $429.00 USD
 

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For quantitative detection of human A2M in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma(heparin, EDTA) .

Typical Data Obtained from Human A2M

(TMB reaction incubate at 37°C for 20 min)
Concentration(pg/ml)
0.0
625
1,250
2,500
5,000
10,000
20,000
40,000
O.D
0.034
0.090
0.146
0.249
0.497
0.931
1.489
2.095

Typical Human A2M ELISA Kit Standard Curve

This standard curve was generated at Eton for demonstration purpose only. A standard curve must be run with each assay.

Range 625pg/ml-40,000pg/ml

Sensitivity < 20pg/ml
Specificity Natural human A2M
Cross-reactivity No detectable cross-reactivity with other relevant proteins

Storage


Store at 4°C for 6 months, at -20°C for 12 months. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles (Shipped with wet ice.)

Precision

Intra-Assay Precision (Precision within an assay) Three samples of known concentration were tested on one plateto assess intra-assay precision.
Inter-Assay Precision (Precision between assays) Three samples of known concentration were tested in separateassays to assess inter-assay precision.
Intra-Assay Precision
Inter-Assay Precision
Sample
1
2
3
1
2
3
n
16
16
16
24
24
24
Mean(ng/ml)
6.18
12.04
25.21
6.72
13.68
26.81
Standard deviation
0.377
0.771
0.174
0.457
0.985
2.12
CV(%)
6.1
6.4
6.9
6.8
7.2
7.9

Principle


Eton’s human A2M ELISA Kit was based on standard sandwich enzyme-linked immune-sorbent assay technology. A monoclonal antibody from mouse specific for A2M has been precoated onto 96-well plates. Standards(from human plasma) and test samples are added to the wells, a biotinylated detection polyclonal antibody from goat specific for A2M 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 A2M amount of sample captured in plate.
Kit Components

Description
Quantity
96-well plate precoated with anti- human A2M antibody
1
Lyophilized human A2M standard
40ng/tube×2
Biotinylated anti- human A2M antibody
130μl(dilution 1:100)
Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex (ABC)
130μl(dilution 1:100)
Sample diluent buffer
30 ml
Antibody diluent buffer
12ml
ABC diluent buffer
12ml
TMB color developing agent
10ml
TMB stop solution
10ml

Material Required But Not Provided

1. Microplate reader in standard size.
2. Automated plate washer.
3. Adjustable pipettes and pipette tips. Multichannel pipettes are recommended in the condition of large amount of samples in the detection.
4. Clean tubes and Eppendorf tubes.
5. Washing buffer (neutral PBS or TBS).
Preparation of 0.01M TBS: Add 1.2g Tris, 8.5g Nacl; 450μl of purified acetic acid or 700μl of concentrated hydrochloric acid to 1000ml H2O and adjust pH to 7.2-7.6. Finally, adjust the total volume to 1L.

Preparation of 0.01 M PBS: Add 8.5g sodium chloride, 1.4g Na2HPO4 and 0.2g NaH2PO4 to 1000ml distilled water and adjust pH to 7.2-7.6. Finally, adjust the total volume to 1L.
Notice for Application of Kit

1. To inspect the validity of experiment operation and the appropriateness of sample dilution proportion, pilot experiment using standards and a small number of samples is recommended.
2. The TMB Color Developing agent is colorless and transparent before using, contact us freely if it is not the case.
3. Before using the Kit, spin tubes and bring down all components to the bottom of tubes.
4. Duplicate well assay is recommended for both standard and sample testing.
5. Don’t let 96-well plate dry, for dry plate will inactivate active components on plate.
6. Don’t reuse tips and tubes to avoid cross contamination.
7. Avoid using the reagents from different batches together.
8. In order to avoid marginal effect of plate incubation due to temperature difference (reaction may be stronger in the marginal wells), it is suggested that the diluted ABC and TMB solution will be pre-warmed in 37℃ for 30 min before using.


Preparation

1. Sample Preparation and Storage

Store samples to be assayed within 24 hours at 2-8°C. For long-term storage, aliquot and freeze samples at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Cell culture supernates: Remove particulates by centrifugation, assay immediately or aliquot and storesamples at
-20°C.
Serum: Allow the serum to clot in a serum separator tube (about 4 hours) at room temperature.Centrifuge at approximately 1000 X g for 15 min. Analyze the serum immediately or aliquot and store frozen at -70°C.
Plasma: Collect plasma using heparin or EDTA as an anticoagulant. Centrifuge for 15 min at 1000 x gwithin 30 min of collection. Analyze immediately or aliquot and store frozen at -70°C. Citrate is not recommended as the anticoagulant.

2. Sample Dilution Guideline

The user needs to estimate the concentration of the target protein in the sample and select a proper dilution factor so that the diluted target protein concentration falls near the middle of the linear regime in the standard curve. Dilute the sample using the provided diluent buffer. The following is a guideline for sample dilution. Several trials may be necessary in practice. The sample must be well mixed with the diluents buffer.

High target protein concentration (400-4000ng/ml). The working dilution is 1:100. i.e. Add 3 μl sampleinto 297 μl sample diluent buffer.
Medium target protein concentration (40-400ng/ml). The working dilution is 1:10. i.e. Add 25 μlsample into225 μl sample diluent buffer.
Low target protein concentration (625-40,000pg/ml). The working dilution is 1:2. i.e. Add 100 μlsample to 100 μl sample diluent buffer.
Very Low target protein concentration (≤625pg/ml). No dilution necessary, or the working dilution is 1:2.

3. Reagent Preparation and Storage

A. Reconstitution of the human A2M standard: A2M standard solution should be prepared no more than 2 hours prior to the experiment. Two tubes of A2M standard (40ng per tube) are included in each kit. Use one tube for each experiment.
a. 40,000pg/ml of human A2M standard solution: Add 1ml sample diluent buffer into one tube, keep the tube at room temperature for 10 min and mix thoroughly.
b. 20,000pg/ml→625pg/ml of human A2M standard solutions: Label 6 Eppendorf tubes with 20,000pg/ml, 10,000pg/ml, 5,000pg/ml, 2,500pg/ml, 1,250pg/ml, 625pg/ml respectively. Aliquot 0.3ml of the sample
diluent buffer into each tube. Add 0.3ml of the above 40,000pg/ml A2M standard solution into 1st tube and mix. Transfer 0.3 ml from 1st tube to 2nd tube and mix. Transfer 0.3ml from 2nd tube to 3rd tube and mix, and so on.
Note: The standard solutions are best used within 2 hours. The 40ng/ml standard solution should be storedat 4°C for up to 12 hours, or at -20°C for up to 48 hours. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
B. Preparation of biotinylated anti-human A2M antibody working solution: The solution should be prepared no more than 2 hours prior to the experiment.
a. The total volume should be: 0.1ml/well x (the number of wells). (Allowing 0.1-0.2ml more than total volume)
b. Biotinylated anti-human A2M antibody should be diluted in 1:100 with the antibody diluent buffer and mixed thoroughly. (i.e. Add 1μl Biotinylated anti-human A2M antibody to 99μl antibody diluent buffer.)
C. Preparation of Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex (ABC) working solution: The solution should be prepared no more than 1 hour prior to the experiment.
a. The total volume should be: 0.1ml/well x (the number of wells). (Allowing 0.1-0.2 ml more than total volume)
b. Avidin- Biotin-Peroxidase Complex (ABC) should be diluted in 1:100 with the ABC dilution buffer and mixed thoroughly. (i.e. Add 1μl ABC to 99μl ABC diluent buffer.)

Assay Procedure

The ABC working solution and TMB color developing agent must be kept warm at 37°C for 30 min before use. When diluting samples and reagents, they must be mixed completely and evenly. Standard A2M detection curve should be prepared for each experiment. The user will decide sample dilution fold by crude estimation of A2M amount in samples.
1. Aliquot 0.1ml per well of the 40,000pg/ml, 20,000pg/ml, 10,000pg/ml, 5,000pg/ml, 2,500pg/ml, 1,250pg/ml, 625pg/ml human A2M standard solutions into the precoated 96-well plate. Add 0.1ml of the sample diluent buffer into the control well (Zero well). Add 0.1ml of each properly diluted sample of human cell culture supernates, serum or plasma(heparin, EDTA) to each empty well. See “Sample Dilution Guideline” above for details. It is recommended that each human A2M standard solution andeach sample be measured in duplicate.
2. Seal the plate with the cover and incubate at 37°C for 90 min.
3. Remove the cover, discard plate content, and blot the plate onto paper towels or other absorbent material. Do NOT let the wells completely dry at any time.
4. Add 0.1ml of biotinylated anti-human A2M antibody working solution into each well and incubate the plate at 37°C for 60 min.
5. Wash plate 3 times with 0.01M TBS or 0.01M PBS, and each time let washing buffer stay in the wells for 1 min. Discard the washing buffer and blot the plate onto paper towels or other absorbent material. (Plate Washing Method: Discard the solution in the plate without touching the side walls. Blot the plate onto paper towels or other absorbent material. Soak each well with at least 0.3 ml PBS or TBS buffer for 1~2 minutes. Repeat this process two additional times for a total of THREE washes. Note: For automated washing, aspirate all wells and wash THREE times with PBS or TBS buffer, overfilling wells with PBS or TBS buffer. Blot the plate onto paper towels or other absorbent material.)
6. Add 0.1ml of prepared ABC working solution into each well and incubate the plate at 37°C for 30 min.
7. Wash plate 5 times with 0.01M TBS or 0.01M PBS, and each time let washing buffer stay in the wells for 1-2 min. Discard the washing buffer and blot the plate onto paper towels or other absorbent material. (See Step 5 for plate washing method).
8. Add 90μl of prepared TMB color developing agent into each well and incubate plate at 37°C in dark for
20-25 min (Note: For reference only, the optimal incubation time should be determined by end user. And
the shades of blue can be seen in the wells with the four most concentrated human A2M standard solutions; the other wells show no obvious color).
9. Add 0.1ml of prepared TMB stop solution into each well. The color changes into yellow immediately.
10. Read the O.D. absorbance at 450nm in a microplate reader within 30 min after adding the stop solution.
For calculation, (the relative O.D.450) = (the O.D.450 of each well) – (the O.D.450 of Zero well). The standard curve can be plotted as the relative O.D.450 of each standard solution (Y) vs. the respective concentration of the standard solution (X). The human A2M concentration of the samples can be interpolated from the standard curve.
Note: if the samples measured were diluted, multiply the dilution factor to the concentrations from interpolation toobtain the concentration before dilution.

Summary

1. Add samples and standards and incubate the plate at 37°C for 90 min. Do not wash.
2. Add biotinylated antibodies and incubate the plate at 37°C for 60 min. Wash plate 3 times with 0.01M TBS.
3. Add ABC working solution and incubate the plate at 37°C for 30 min. Wash plate 5 times with 0.01M TBS.
4. Add TMB color developing agent and incubate the plate at 37°C in dark for 20-25 min.

5. Add TMB stop solution and read.


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2. Flachsbart, F., Caliebe, A., Nothnagel, M., Kleindorp, R., Nikolaus, S., Schreiber, S., Nebel, A. Depletion of potential A2M risk haplotype for Alzheimer's disease in long-lived individuals. Europ. J. Hum. Genet. 18: 59-61, 2010.

3. Zappia, M., Manna, I., Serra, P., Cittadella, R., Andreoli, V., La Russa, A., Annesi, F., Spadafora, P., Romeo, N., Nicoletti, G., Messina, D., Gambardella, A., Quattrone, A. Increased risk for Alzheimer disease with the interaction of MPO and A2M polymorphisms. Arch. Neurol. 61: 341-344, 2004.


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