Mouse N-ERC/Mesothelin ELISA kit is a protocol intended for analysing quantitative levels of mouse N-ERC or mesothelin in samples of cell supernatant, serum and plasma. This assay has a minimum sensitivity detection limit of 0.15 ng/ml.
ERC was first discovered as a gene that was expressed highly in cancer affected renal tissue when compared to normal renal tissues in Eker rats. The megakaryocyte potentiating factor (MPF) or the mesothelin are the equivalent human homologue of this protein. This protein has a major involvement in mesothelioma and it is can be detected regularly in mesothelial cells. It is expressed as a 71 kDa GPI anchor-type membrane protein which is often digested to release 31 kDa and 40 kDa fragments. The following procedure is suitable for detecting many different types of diagnostic applications and it is specifically designed for the detection of the N-ERC and mesothelin (31 kDa fragment).
The minimum sensitivity detection limit of mouse N-ERC and mesothelin using this mouse N-ERC/Mesothelin ELISA kit is 0.15 ng/ml. The dynamic range for this assay is 0.5 – 32.0 ng/ml.
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- Full Name: N-ERC/Mesothelin ELISA Kit (Mouse)
- Reactivity: Mouse
- Sample Type: Plasma, Cell Culture Supernatant, Serum
- Sensitivity: 0.15 ng/ml