Figure 1. The relationship between the protein concentration of the lysate from HeLa cells and the absorbance at 450 nm using the PathScan® Total β-Actin Sandwich ELISA Antibody Pair is shown.Learn more about how we get our images
NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.
1X Cell Lysis Buffer: 10X Cell Lysis Buffer (#9803): To prepare 10 ml of 1X Cell Lysis Buffer, add 1 ml of 10X Cell Lysis Buffer to 9 ml of dH2O, mix. Buffer can be stored at 4°C for short-term use (1–2 weeks).
Recommended: Add 1 mM phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride (PMSF) (#8553) immediately before use.
STOP Solution: (#7002)
NOTE: Reagents should be made fresh daily.
posted January 2008
revised Sepetember 2013
|Product Includes||Volume||Cap Color|
|β-Actin Capture Rabbit mAb (100X)||400 µl||Pink|
|Pan-Actin Detection Mouse mAb (100X)||400 µl||Blue|
|Anti-mouse IgG, HRP-linked Antibody (1000X)||40 µl||Yellow|
CST's PathScan® Total β-Actin Sandwich ELISA Antibody Pair is offered as an economical alternative to our PathScan® Total β-Actin Sandwich ELISA Kit #7880. Capture and detection antibodies (100X stocks) and an HRP-linked secondary antibody (1000X stock) are supplied. Sufficient reagents are supplied for 4 x 96 well ELISAs. The β-actin rabbit capture antibody is coated in PBS overnight onto a 96 well microplate. After blocking, cell lysate is added followed by pan-actin mouse detection antibody and HRP-linked, anti-mouse IgG antibody. HRP substrate,TMB, is then added for color development. The magnitude of the absorbance for this developed color is proportional to the quantity of β-actin.
Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.
Capture and detection antibodies are stored at 4°C. HRP-linked secondary reagent is stored at -20°C.
For Antibody Pair specificity and sensitivity, please refer to the corresponding PathScan® Sandwich ELISA Kit. Note: This antibody pair detects proteins from the indicated species, as determined through in-house testing, but may also detect homologous proteins from other species.
Human, Mouse, Rat, Hamster, Monkey
Actin, a ubiquitous eukaryotic protein, is the major component of the cytoskeleton. At least six isoforms are known in mammals. Nonmuscle β- and γ-actin, also known as cytoplasmic actin, are predominantly expressed in nonmuscle cells, controlling cell structure and motility (1). α-cardiac and α-skeletal actin are expressed in striated cardiac and skeletal muscles, respectively; two smooth muscle actins, α- and γ-actin, are found primarily in vascular smooth muscle and enteric smooth muscle, respectively. These actin isoforms regulate the contractile potential of muscle cells (1). Actin exists mainly as a fibrous polymer, F-actin. In response to cytoskeletal reorganizing signals during processes such as cytokinesis, endocytosis, or stress, cofilin promotes fragmentation and depolymerization of F-actin, resulting in an increase in the monomeric globular form, G-actin (2). The ARP2/3 complex stabilizes F-actin fragments and promotes formation of new actin filaments (2). Research studies have shown that actin is hyperphosphorylated in primary breast tumors (3). Cleavage of actin under apoptotic conditions has been observed in vitro and in cardiac and skeletal muscle, as shown in research studies (4-6). Actin cleavage by caspase-3 may accelerate ubiquitin/proteasome-dependent muscle proteolysis (6).
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|7881S||1 Kit (Reagents for 4 x 96 well plates)||N/A|
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