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The LANCE® Ultra Human EGFR Detection Kit is designed for detection and quantitation of human EGFR in buffered solution and cell culture media using a homogeneous TR-FRET (no-wash steps, no separation steps) assay.
LANCE® and LANCE® (Lanthanide chelate excite) Ultra are our TR-FRET (time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer), homogeneous (no wash) technologies. One antibody of interest is labeled with a donor fluorophore (a LANCE Europium chelate) and the second molecule is labeled with an acceptor fluorophore (ULight™ dye). Upon excitation at 320 or 340 nm, energy can be transferred from the donor Europium chelate to the acceptor fluorophore if sufficiently close for FRET (~10 nm). This results in the emission of light at 665 nm.
Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR, Her1, ErbB1) is a 134 kDa cell surface receptor apart of a four member subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases (erbB1, erbB2, erbB3, and erbB4). EGFR binds to a family of proteins called the epidermal growth factors, which upon association induces dimerization of the receptor and initiates signal transduction for the promotion of cell survival and growth. Mutations that cause EGFR overexpression have been linked with many different types of cancer such as lung cancer or gastrointestinal tract cancers. Measuring the EGFR levels is vital for the detection of these types of cancers and is also an important target for therapeutic intervention.
|Assay Target Class||Receptor|
|Detection Method||Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF), TR-FRET|
|Experimental Type||In vitro|
|Product Brand Name||LANCE Ultra|
|Shipping Condition||Blue Ice|
|Unit Size||500 Assay Points|
The introduction of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) in the early 1970’s offered researchers a non-radiometric immunoassay platform without compromising sensitivity. Over the last 50 years scientists have made huge strides in disease research and drug discovery and a demand for greater assay throughput and sensitivity has evolved. In response, more robust immunoassays have been developed to address some of the limitations of the standard, colorimetric ELISA.
Find out about the most common limitations of traditional ELISAs and how different ELISA alternative technologies address these limitations.