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The LANCE® Ultra Human IL-17F Detection Kit is designed for detection and quantitation of human interleukin 17 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.
IL17F, also known as human interleukin 17, is a pro-inflammatory cytokine produced by T-helper cells. This cytokine has been found to inhibit the angiogenesis and endothelial cells and induce endothelial cells to produce other cytokines. Levels of this cytokine play an important role in asthma and chronic inflammatory disease such as psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
|Assay Target Class||Cytokine|
|Detection Method||Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF), TR-FRET|
|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.
This manual explains how to run the LANCE Ultra TR-FRET human IL-17F detection assay.