Mouse Chitinase 3-like 1/YKL-40 Quantikine ELISA Kit

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Mouse Chitinase 3-like 1/YKL-40 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 (10 uL), EDTA Plasma (10 uL), Heparin Plasma (10 uL)
16 pg/mL
Assay Range
62.5 - 4,000 pg/mL (Cell Culture Supernates, Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma)
Natural and recombinant mouse CHI3L1
< 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.

Product Summary

The Quantikine Mouse CHI3L1 immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid-phase ELISA designed to measure CHI3L1 in cell culture supernates, mouse serum, and plasma. It contains NS0-expressed recombinant mouse CHI3L1 and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. This immunoassay has been shown to accurately quantitate the recombinant mouse CHI3L1. Results obtained using natural mouse CHI3L1 showed dose response curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine mouse kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural mouse CHI3L1.


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, Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma

Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Sample 1 3 1 2 3
n 20 20 40 40 40
Mean (pg/mL) 187 1533 205 511 1530
Standard Deviation 10.4 67.7 18.7 37.1 117
CV% 5.6 4.4 9.1 7.3 7.6


The recovery of mouse CHI3L1 spiked to three levels throughout the range of the assay was evaluated.

Sample Type Average % Recovery Range %
Cell Culture Supernates (n=4) 99 88-107


To assess the linearity of the assay, samples containing high concentrations of mouse CHI3L1 in each matrix were diluted with Calibrator Diluent and assayed.
Mouse Chitinase 3-like 1 ELISA Linearity

Scientific Data

Mouse Chitinase 3-like 1 ELISA 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: Chitinase 3-like 1/YKL-40

Chitinase 3-like 1 (CHI3L1), also called BRP39 in mouse or YKL-40 in humans, is a 39 kDa glycoprotein member of the glycosyl hydrolase 18 family although it does not show chitotriosidase activity. CHI3L1 is expressed by articular chondrocytes, synovial cells, activated monocyte-derived macrophages, neutrophils, endothelial cells, vascular smooth muscle cells, and some cancer cells. CHI3L1 binds to chitin and heparins, and it enhances cell adhesion, proliferation and tumor angiogenesis. Circulating CHI3L1 is elevated during inflammation and connective tissue remodeling such as arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver cirrhosis. It is frequently upregulated in glioblastoma, myxoid chondrosarcoma, melanoma and carcinomas of the breast, thyroid, colon, lung, kidney, and ovary.

Entrez Gene IDs:
1116 (Human); 12654 (Mouse); 102138036 (Cynomolgus Monkey)
Alternate Names:
AW208766; Brp39; CHI3L1; Chitinase 3 like 1; Chitinase 3-like 1; gp39; HCgp39; YKL-40
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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. 50 µL Assay Diluent
  4.   Add 50 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.
  7.   Aspirate each well and wash, repeating the process 4 times for a total of 5 washes.

  8. 100 µL Conjugate
  9.   Add 100 µL of Conjugate to each well. Cover with a new plate sealer, and incubate at room temperature for 2 hours.
  10.   Aspirate and wash 5 times.

  11. 100 µL Substrate Solution
  12.   Add 100 µL Substrate Solution to each well. Incubate at room temperature for 30 minutes. PROTECT FROM LIGHT.

  13. 100 µL Stop Solution
  14.   Add 100 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 Mouse Chitinase 3-like 1/YKL-40 Quantikine ELISA Kit

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  1. Chitooligosaccharides Improve the Efficacy of Checkpoint Inhibitors in a Mouse Model of Lung Cancer
    Authors: AZ Johansen, M Carretta, ML Thorseth, S Khan, KY Fjæstad, CB Brøchner, H Linder, C Ankjærgaar, M Donia, I Chen, DL Nielsen, CP Behrens, DH Madsen
    Oncogene, 2022-05-12;14(5):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  2. Anti-inflammatory signaling by mammary tumor cells mediates prometastatic macrophage polarization in an innovative intraductal mouse model for triple-negative breast cancer
    Authors: J Steenbrugg, K Breyne, K Demeyere, O De Wever, NN Sanders, W Van Den Br, C Colpaert, P Vermeulen, S Van Laere, E Meyer
    J. Exp. Clin. Cancer Res., 2018-08-15;37(1):191.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  3. Antigen-specific over-expression of human cartilage glycoprotein 39 on CD4+ CD25+ forkhead box protein 3+ regulatory T cells in the generation of glucose-6-phosphate isomerase-induced arthritis.
    Authors: Tanaka Y, Matsumoto I, Inoue A, Umeda N, Takai C, Sumida T
    Clin Exp Immunol, 2014-08-01;177(2):419-27.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  4. Stat3 downstream gene product chitinase 3-like 1 is a potential biomarker of inflammation-induced lung cancer in multiple mouse lung tumor models and humans.
    Authors: Yan, Cong, Ding, Xinchun, Wu, Lingyan, Yu, Menggang, Qu, Peng, Du, Hong
    PLoS ONE, 2013-04-22;8(4):e61984.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  5. Breast regression protein-39 (BRP-39) promotes dendritic cell maturation in vitro and enhances Th2 inflammation in murine model of asthma.
    Authors: Xu Q, Chai S, Qian Y, Zhang M, Wang K
    Acta Pharmacol Sin, 2012-11-26;33(12):1525-32.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
  6. Biomarkers of disease and treatment in murine and cynomolgus models of chronic asthma.
    Authors: Louten J, Mattson JD, Malinao MC, Li Y, Emson C, Vega F, Wardle RL, Van Scott MR, Fick RB, McClanahan TK, de Waal Malefyt R, Beaumont M
    Biomark Insights, 2012-07-10;7(0):87-104.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: BALF
  7. The chitinase-like protein YKL-40 modulates cystic fibrosis lung disease.
    Authors: Hector A, Kormann MS, Mack I, Latzin P, Casaulta C, Kieninger E, Zhou Z, Yildirim AÖ, Bohla A, Rieber N, Kappler M, Koller B, Eber E, Eickmeier O, Zielen S, Eickelberg O, Griese M, Mall MA, Hartl D
    PLoS ONE, 2011-09-20;6(9):e24399.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: BALF
  8. Overexpression of chitinase 3-like 1/YKL-40 in lung-specific IL-18-transgenic mice, smokers and COPD.
    Authors: Sakazaki Y, Hoshino T, Takei S
    PLoS ONE, 2011-09-07;6(9):e24177.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates


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