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The LANCE Ultra Human PCSK9 Detection Kit is designed for detection and quantitation of human PCSK9 in 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.
Human Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin / Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) belongs to the proteinase K subfamily of the secretory subtilase family. This glycoprotein contains 692 amino acids, including a signal peptide, a prodomain, and a catalytic domain. Initially synthesized as a soluble 74 kDa precursor protein, it is cleaved into 14 kDa and 60 kDa domains, which remain associated. This protein plays a major regulatory role in cholesterol homeostasis and is highly expressed in the kidney, liver, and intestine. PCSK9 binds to the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), inducing LDLR degradation. Reduced LDLR levels result in decreased metabolism of low-density lipoprotein, which could lead to hypercholesterolemia. Inhibition of PCSK9 function is currently being explored as a means of lowering cholesterol levels. Mutations in this gene have been associated with a rare form of autosomal dominant familial hypercholesterolemia.
|Assay Target Class||Protein|
|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 ...