The AlphaLISA® Human Leptin Detection Kit is designed for detection and quantitation of human leptin in serum, buffered solution or cell culture medium in a homogeneous (no-wash steps, no separation steps) assay. Due to the presence of leptin binding proteins in serum or other matrices, an acid-dissociation step might be required before performing the AlphaLISA assay.
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Leptin is a 16-kDa hormone secreted by differentiated adipocytes. It regulates energy homeostasis as a result of its action on the brain via hypothalamic neuronal pathways expressing the leptin receptor (LR). Hereditary deficiency of leptin, or functional LRs, causes severe obesity in humans and mice. Leptin-mediated signaling has been implicated in the regulation of food intake, energy expenditure, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, and reproductive, neuroendocrine, thyroid, and immune function.
AlphaLISA technology allows the detection of molecules of interest in a no-wash, highly sensitive, quantitative assay. In an AlphaLISA assay, a biotinylated anti-analyte antibody binds to the Streptavidin-coated Donor beads while another anti-analyte antibody is conjugated to AlphaLISA Acceptor beads. In the presence of the analyte, the beads come into close proximity. The excitation of the Donor beads causes the release of singlet oxygen molecules that triggers a cascade of energy transfer in the Acceptor beads, resulting in a sharp peak of light emission at 615 nm.
Disclaimer: For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
|Assay Target Class||Hormone|
|Experimental Type||In vitro|
|One Unit Contains||500 assay points|
|Product Brand Name||AlphaLISA|
|Shipping Condition||Blue Ice|
|Unit Size||500 assay points|
|Resource Type||File Name||File Format|
|Data Sheet||Manual AlphaLISA human leptin AL225||PDF 203 KB|
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