Human Thrombospondin-2 Quantikine ELISA Kit

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Human Thrombospondin-2 Quantikine ELISA Kit Summary

Assay Type
Solid Phase Sandwich ELISA
96-well strip plate
Assay Length
4.5 hours
Sample Type & Volume Required Per Well
Cell Culture Supernates (50 uL), Serum (13 uL), EDTA Plasma (13 uL), Heparin Plasma (13 uL), Human Milk (50 uL)
0.068 ng/mL
Assay Range
0.3 - 20 ng/mL (Cell Culture Supernates, Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma, Human Milk)
Natural and recombinant human Thrombospondin-2
Cross-reactivity observed with 1 or more available related molecules.Cross-species reactivity not tested.
No significant interference observed with available related molecules.

Product Summary

The Quantikine Human Thrombospondin-2 Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid-phase ELISA designed to measure human Thrombospondin-2 in cell culture supernates, serum, plasma, and human milk. It contains NS0-expressed recombinant human Thrombospondin-2 and has been shown to accurately quantitate the recombinant factor. Results obtained using natural human Thrombospondin-2 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 naturally occurring human Thrombospondin-2.


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 known concentration were tested in separate assays to assess inter-assay precision

Cell Culture Supernates

Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Sample 1 2 3 1 2 3
n 20 20 20 40 40 40
Mean (ng/mL) 4.08 7.73 10.9 4.11 7.71 11.4
Standard Deviation 0.189 0.229 0.281 0.295 0.511 0.726
CV% 4.6 3 2.6 7.2 6.6 6.4

Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma, Human Milk

Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Sample 1 2 3 1 2 3
n 20 20 20 40 40 40
Mean (ng/mL) 3.97 7.96 11.4 4.12 7.68 11.4
Standard Deviation 0.198 0.205 0.284 0.259 0.403 0.527
CV% 5 2.6 2.5 6.3 5.2 4.6


The recovery of Thrombospondin-2 spiked to levels throughout the range of the assay in various matrices was evaluated.

Sample Type Average % Recovery Range %
Cell Culture Media (n=4) 101 91-108
EDTA Plasma (n=4) 93 86-105
Heparin Plasma (n=4) 92 86-103
Serum (n=4) 93 86-105


To assess the linearity of the assay, samples containing and/or spiked with high concentrations of Thrombospondin-2 were serially diluted with the appropriate Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay.
Human Thrombospondin-2 ELISA Linearity

Scientific Data

Human Thrombospondin-2 ELISA Cell Culture Supernate Standard Curve

Human Thrombospondin-2 ELISA Serum/Plasma/Human Milk Standard Curve

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Preparation and Storage

The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.

Background: Thrombospondin-2

Thrombospondins (TSP) are secreted multidomain glycoproteins with many putative functions including modulating cell adhesion, proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis. At least five TSPs exist: TSP-1, -2, -3, -4, and cartilage oligomeric glycoprotein (COMP)/TSP-5. The family can be divided into two subgroups. The first, TSP-1 and -2, are homotrimeric molecules, each monomer containing an N-terminal/heparin-binding domain, a coiled-coil oligomerization domain, a von Willebrand factor-type/procollagen homology domain, three type 1 thrombospondin repeats (TSR), three EGF-like repeats, seven TSP type 3 repeats, and a C-terminal globular domain. TSP-1 and -2 are thought to mediate interactions between cells and the extracellular matrix, and as such are matricellular proteins. In contrast, TSP-3, -4, and COMP/TSP-5 are homopentamers that lack the N-terminal structure of TSP-1 and -2, but have a similar arrangement of EGF and TSP type 3 repeats, and the C-terminal domain characteristic of the TSP family.

Entrez Gene IDs:
7058 (Human)
Alternate Names:
THBS2; thrombospondin 2; Thrombospondin2; Thrombospondin-2; TSP-2; TSP2thrombospondin-2
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Assay Procedure

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Bring all reagents and samples to room temperature before use. It is recommended that all samples, standards, and controls be assayed in duplicate.
  1.   Prepare all reagents, standard dilutions, and samples as directed in the product insert.
  2.   Remove excess microplate strips from the plate frame, return them to the foil pouch containing the desiccant pack, and reseal.

  3. 100 µL Assay Diluent
  4.   Add 100 µL of Assay Diluent to each well.

  5. 50 µL Standard, Control, or Sample
  6.   Add 50 µL of Standard, control, or sample to each well. Cover with a plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 2 hours on a horizontal orbital microplate shaker.
  7.   Aspirate each well and wash, repeating the process 3 times for a total of 4 washes.

  8. 200 µL Conjugate
  9.   Add 200 µL of Conjugate to each well. Cover with a new plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 2 hours on the shaker.
  10.   Aspirate and wash 4 times.

  11. 200 µL Substrate Solution
  12.   Add 200 µL Substrate Solution to each well. Incubate at room temperature for 30 minutes on the benchtop. PROTECT FROM LIGHT.

  13. 50 µL Stop Solution
  14.   Add 50 µL of Stop Solution to each well. Read at 450 nm within 30 minutes. Set wavelength correction to 540 nm or 570 nm.

Citations for Human Thrombospondin-2 Quantikine ELISA Kit

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  1. Thrombospondin-2 as a Predictive Biomarker for Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Hepatitis C Virus Elimination by Direct-Acting Antiviral
    Authors: T Matsumae, T Kodama, Y Tahata, Y Myojin, A Doi, A Nishio, R Yamada, Y Nozaki, M Oshita, N Hiramatsu, N Morishita, K Ohkawa, T Hijioka, M Sakakibara, Y Doi, N Kakita, T Yakushijin, R Sakamori, H Hikita, T Tatsumi, T Takehara
    Cancers, 2023-01-11;15(2):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Serum
  2. Circulating thrombospondin 2 levels reflect fibrosis severity and disease activity in HCV-infected patients
    Authors: T Iwadare, T Kimura, N Tanaka, T Yamazaki, SI Wakabayash, T Okumura, H Kobayashi, Y Yamashita, SP Pydi, T Nakajima, M Iwaya, A Sugiura, S Joshita, T Uehara, T Umemura
    Scientific Reports, 2022-11-07;12(1):18900.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Serum
  3. The circulating proteomic signature of alcohol-associated liver disease
    Authors: J Luther, AG Vannier, EA Schaefer, RP Goodman
    JCI Insight, 2022-07-22;7(14):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Serum
  4. Pharmacological normalization of pancreatic cancer-associated fibroblast secretome impairs pro-metastatic cross-talk with macrophages: Stromal CSF-1 facilitates metastasis
    Authors: R Samain, A Brunel, T Douché, M Fanjul, S Cassant-So, J Rochotte, J Cros, C Neuzillet, J Raffenne, C Duluc, A Perraud, J Nigri, V Gigoux, I Bieche, M Ponzo, G Carpentier, I Cascone, R Tomasini, HA Schmid, M Mathonnet, R Nicolle, MP Bousquet, Y Martineau, S Pyronnet, C Jean, C Bousquet
    Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2021-01-20;0(0):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
  5. A Blood-Based Multi Marker Assay Supports the Differential Diagnosis of Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer
    Authors: AW Berger, D Schwerdel, A Reinacher-, W Uhl, H Algül, H Friess, KP Janssen, A König, M Ghadimi, E Gallmeier, DK Bartsch, M Geissler, L Staib, A Tannapfel, A Kleger, A Beutel, LA Schulte, M Kornmann, TJ Ettrich, T Seufferlei
    Theranostics, 2019-02-12;9(5):1280-1287.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Plasma
  6. Thrombospondin-2 predicts response to treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin in children with Kawasaki disease
    Authors: S Yang, R Song, X Li, T Zhang, J Fu, X Cui
    BMJ Paediatr Open, 2018-01-03;2(1):e000190.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Plasma
  7. Circulating thrombospondin-2 reflects disease severity and predicts outcome of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
    Authors: Hanatani S, Izumiya Y, Takashio S, Kimura Y, Araki S, Rokutanda T, Tsujita K, Yamamoto E, Tanaka T, Yamamuro M, Kojima S, Tayama S, Kaikita K, Hokimoto S, Ogawa H
    Circ J, 2014-02-06;78(4):903-10.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Serum
  8. Tumor-derived pancreatic stellate cells promote pancreatic cancer cell invasion through release of thrombospondin-2.
    Authors: Farrow B, Berger DH, Rowley D
    J. Surg. Res., 2009-05-03;156(1):155-60.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates


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