Natural and recombinant human Galectin-3BP/MAC-2BP
< 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 Galectin-3BP/MAC-2BP Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid phase ELISA
designed to measure Galectin-3BP in cell culture supernates, serum, plasma,
saliva, and urine. It contains NS0-expressed recombinant
human Galectin-3BP and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. This
immunoassay has been shown to accurately quantitate recombinant human Galectin-3BP. Results obtained using natural human Galectin-3BP showed linear curves
that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine
kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to
determine relative mass values for natural human Galectin-3BP.
Intra-Assay Precision (Precision within an assay) Three samples of known concentration were tested on one plate to assess intra-assay precision.
Inter-Assay Precision (Precision between assays) Three samples of a 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 kit components.
The recovery of human Galectin-3BP spiked to levels throughout the range of
the assay in various matrices was evaluated. Samples were diluted prior
Average % Recovery
Cell Culture Media (n=8)
To assess the linearity of the assay, samples containing high
concentrations of Galectin-3BP were serially diluted with the appropriate
Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic
range of the assay. Samples were diluted prior to assay.
Preparation and Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
The galectins constitute a large family of carbohydrate-binding proteins that function in many systems both intracellularly and following secretion. Galectins contain either one or two carbohydrate recognition domains (CRR) which mediate recognition of N-acetyl-lactosamine-containing glycoproteins. Some galectins exist in multiple isoforms due to alternative splicing. Individual galectins differ in their tissue distribution and in their carbohydrate-binding specificities.