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Pig Growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF-9) ELISA Kit


Species Reactivity

Pig (Sus scrofa; Porcine)

UniProt

Abbreviation

GDF-9

Alternative Names

N/A

Range

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Sensitivity

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Sample Type

Serum, Plasma, Other biological fluids

Detection Method

Sandwich

Analysis Method

Quantitive

Assay Duration

1-4.5h

Sample Volume

1-200 μL

Detection Wavelengt

450 nm

Cat

AE64504PI

Size

48T 96T 96T*5 96T*50

Price

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Availability

3-5 working days

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Test principle:
This assay employs a two-site sandwich ELISA to quantitate GDF-9 in samples. An antibody specific for GDF-9 has been pre-coated onto a microplate. Standards and samples are pipetted into the wells and any GDF-9 present is bound by the immobilized antibody. After removing any unbound substances, a biotin-conjugated antibody specific for GDF-9 is added to the wells. After washing, Streptavidin conjugated Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP) is added to the wells. Following a wash to remove any unbound avidin-enzyme reagent, a substrate solution is added to the wells and color develops in proportion to the amount of GDF-9 bound in the initial step. The color development is stopped and the intensity of the color is measured.

Product Overview:
Growth factors synthesized by ovarian somatic cells directly affect oocyte growth and function. Growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF9) is expressed in oocytes and is thought to be required for ovarian folliculogenesis. GDF9 is a member of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGFβ) superfamily.
GDF9 plays an important role in the development of primary follicles in the ovary. It has a critical role in granulosa cell and theca cell growth, as well as in differentiation and maturation of the oocyte.GDF9 has been connected to differences in ovulation rate and in premature cessation of ovary function, therefore has a significant role in fertility. The cell surface receptor through which GDF9 generates a signal is the bone morphogenetic protein type II receptor (BMPR2).

Components:

Reagents

Quantity

Reagents

Quantity

Assay plate (96 Wells)

1

Instruction manual

1

Standard (lyophilized)

2

Sample Diluent

1 x 20 mL

Biotin-Conjugate (concentrate 100 x)

1 x 120 μL

Biotin-Conjugate Diluent

1 x 20 mL

Streptavidin-HRP  (concentrate 100 x)

1 x 120 μL

Streptavidin-HRP Diluent   

1 x 20 mL

Wash Buffer (concentrate 25 x)

1 x 20 mL

Substrate Solution

1 x 12 mL

Stop Solution

1 x 10 mL

Adhesive Films

4

Specificity:
This assay has high sensitivity and excellent specificity for detection of Pig GDF-9. No significant cross-reactivity or interference between Pig GDF-9 and analogues was observed.

Recovery:
Matrices listed below were spiked with certain level of recombinant Pig GDF-9 and the recovery rates were calculated by comparing the measured value to the expected amount of Pig GDF-9 in samples.

Sample Type

Number

Recovery range (%)

Average(%)

Serum

10

90-101

96

EDTA plasma

10

89-97

93

Heparin plasma

10

91-99

95

Precision:
Intra-assay Precision (Precision within an assay) Three samples of known concentration were tested twenty times on one plate to assess intra-assay precision. Inter-assay Precision (Precision between assays) Three samples of known concentration were tested in forty separate assays to assess inter-assay precision. CV (%) = SD/meanX100 Intra-Assay: CV<8% Inter-Assay: CV<12%
Linearity:
The linearity of the kit was assayed by testing samples spiked with appropriate concentration of Pig GDF-9 and their serial dilutions. The results were demonstrated by the percentage of calculated concentration to the expected.

Sample Type

1:2

1:4

1:8

1:16

Serum

78-89%

81-99%

92-103%

95-105%

EDTA plasma

91-101%

90-98%

93-101%

91-98%

Heparin plasma

92-103%

93-102%

92-99%

91-101%

Stability:
The stability of ELISA kit is determined by the loss rate of activity. The loss rate of this kit is less than 5% within the expiration date under appropriate storage condition. The loss rate was determined by accelerated thermal degradation test. Keep the kit at 37°C for 4 and 7 days, and compare O.D.values of the kit kept at 37°C with that of at recommended temperature. (referring from China Biological Products Standard, which was calculated by the Arrhenius equation. For ELISA kit, 4 days storage at 37°C can be considered as 6 months at 2 - 8°C, which means 7 days at 37°C equaling 12 months at 2 - 8°C).

Sample collection and storage:
Serum: Use a serum separator tube (SST) and allow samples to clot for two hours at room temperature or overnight at 2 - 8°C before centrifugation for 15 minutes at 1000 × g. Remove serum and assay immediately or aliquot and store samples at ≤ -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Plasma: Collect plasma using EDTA, or heparin as an anticoagulant. Centrifuge for 15 minutes at 1000 × g at 2 - 8°C within 30 minutes of collection. Assay immediately or aliquot and store samples at ≤ -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Other biological fluids: Centrifuge samples for 20 minutes at 1000 × g. Remove particulates and assay immediately or store samples in aliquot at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Kits storage instructions:
Store at 2-8°C. Please refer to Instruction Manual.