< 0.5% cross-reactivity observed with available related molecules.< 50% cross-species reactivity observed with species tested.
No significant interference observed with available related molecules.
The Quantikine Human FABP2/I-FABP Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure FABP2 levels in cell culture supernates, cell lysates, serum, plasma, and urine. It contains E.
coli-expressed recombinant human FABP2 and antibodies raised against the recombinant protein. Results obtained for naturally occurring human FABP2 showed linear curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine Human FABP2 Immunoassay standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural human FABP2.
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 twenty separate assays to assess inter-assay precision. Assays were performed by at least three technicians using two lots of components.
The recovery of human FABP2 spiked to levels throughout the range of the assay in various matrices was evaluated.
Average % Recovery
Cell Culture Media (n=4)
Cell Lysis Buffer (n=2)
EDTA Plasma (n=4)
Heparin Plasma (n=4)
To assess the linearity of the assay, samples containing and/or spiked with high concentrations of human FABP2 were diluted with Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay.
Preparation and Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
Fatty acid binding proteins are small cytoplasmic lipid binding proteins that are expressed in a tissue specific manner. FABPs bind free fatty acids, cholesterol, and retinoids, and are involved in intracellular lipid transport. Circulating FABP levels are used as indicators of tissue damage. Some FABP polymorphisms have been associated with disorders of lipid metabolism and the development of atherosclerosis.
FABP2, also known as intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP or FABPI) and gut FABP (gFABP), is a member of the cytosolic fatty acid binding protein family. FABP2 mediates the absorption and intracellular transport of dietary long-chain fatty acids. Genetic variations of FABP2 are implicated in obesity and Type II diabetes. Human FABP2 shares 78%, 82%, and 86% amino acid sequence identity with mouse, rat, and canine FABP2, respectively.