TNF-Related Apoptosis Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) ELISA Kit

  • Created on the 29 March, 2017.


TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is composed of 281 amino acid sequence and possesses characteristics similar to a type II transmembrane protein. The C-terminal extracellular domain is found to be conserved and can also be proteolytically cleaved from the cell surface, whereas the N-terminal cytoplasmic domain is not conserved across family members. TRAIL can form homotrimer structures that have the ability to bind three receptor molecules. TRAIL can bind to the death receptors DR4 (TRAIL-RI) and DR5 (TRAIL-RII).

TRAIL is essentially a protein which functions as a ligand in order to induce apoptosis and this process is caspase-8 dependent. Caspase-8 activates downstream effector caspases including procaspase-3, -6, and -7, leading to activation of specific kinases. This whole process leads to transcription of genes which are known to antagonise the death signalling pathway and/or to promote inflammation. TRAIL has also been designated cluster of differentiation 253 (CD253) and tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 10 (TNFSF10) – functioning as mediators of inflammatory responses and immune regulation. The standard product used in this ELISA assay is a recombinant human TRAIL with the molecular mass of 21KDa, it is also expressed from the amino acids ectoderm T95–G28.


Human TRAIL ELISA kit is a procedure intended for analysing intended in vitro quantitative levels TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) in human plasma, serum, saliva, cell culture supernatant and cell lysates. This assay has a minimum sensitivity limit of < 1.0 pg/ml.


The minimum detection sensitivity level of TRAIL using this human TRAIL ELISA kit was 1.0 pg/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 15.6 – 1,000 pg/ml.


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  • Full Name: TNF-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) ELISA Kit
  • Reactivity: Human
  • Sample Type: Saliva, Serum, Cell Culture Supernatant, Plasma, Cell Lysates
  • Sensitivity: < 1.0 pg/ml



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