Mouse Oncostatin M (OSM) Quantikine ELISA Kit

  • Assay Type
    Solid Phase Sandwich ELISA
  • Format
    96-well strip plate
  • Assay Length
    4.5 hours
  • Sample Type & Volume Required Per Well
    Cell Culture Supernates (50 uL), Serum (50 uL), EDTA Plasma (50 uL), Heparin Plasma (50 uL)
  • Sensitivity
    4.7 pg/mL
  • Assay Range
    7.8 - 500 pg/mL (Cell Culture Supernates, Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma)
  • Specificity
    Natural and recombinant mouse OSM.
  • Cross-reactivity
    < 0.5% cross-reactivity observed with available related molecules.< 50% cross-species reactivity observed with species tested.
  • Interference
    No significant interference observed with available related molecules.
Product Summary
The Quantikine Mouse Oncostatin M (OSM) Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure mouse OSM levels in cell culture supernates, serum, and plasma. It contains E. coli-expressed recombinant mouse OSM and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. This immunoassay has been shown to quantitate the recombinant mouse OSM accurately. Results obtained using natural mouse OSM showed dose-response curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the recombinant kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural mouse OSM.

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.
Cell Culture Supernates, Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma
Intra-Assay Precision Inter-Assay Precision
Standard Deviation2.361.323.644.536.29.2


The recovery of mouse OSM spiked to three levels throughout the range of the assay in various matrices was evaluated.

Sample Type Average % Recovery Range %
Cell Culture Media (n=4) 97 92-103
EDTA Plasma (n=4) 95 92-100
Heparin Plasma (n=4) 99 94-106
Serum (n=4) 100 95-109
To assess the linearity of the assay, samples spiked with high concentrations of mouse OSM were serially diluted with Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay.
Mouse Oncostatin M (OSM) Quantikine ELISA Kit
Preparation and Storage
  • Storage
    Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
Background: Oncostatin M/OSM

Oncostatin M (OSM) is a cytokine originally isolated from medium conditioned by PMA-treated U-937 human histiocytic leukemia cells based on its ability to inhibit growth of A375 melanoma cells. The human OSM cDNA encodes a 252 amino acid pre-pro-OSM polypeptide with a 25 residue hydrophobic signal peptide and a hydrophilic C-terminal domain that are proteolytically processed to generate the 196 residue mature form of OSM. Although both mature and pro-OSM are equally active in radio-receptor assays, the mature OSM is 5- to 60-fold more active in growth inhibition assays. Thus, proteolytic processing of the pro-OSM peptide may be important in regulating the in vivo activities of OSM. OSM initiates its biological activities by binding to specific cell surface receptors. The gp130, a signal transducing component (beta subunit) of the IL-6, LIF and CNTF receptor complexes, was identified as a low-affinity OSM receptor that does not transduce OSM signals. The low affinity LIF receptor (LIF R, a gp130-related protein) has now been identified to be a component of a high-affinity OSM receptor that will transduce OSM signals. Since OSM is also active on cells that do not express LIF R, a specific OSM receptor that does not involve LIF R must also exist. Besides its growth inhibitory activities on human A375 melanoma and mouse M1 myeloid leukemic cells, as well as on other solid tumor cells, OSM also has growth stimulatory activities on normal fibroblasts, AIDS-Kaposis sarcoma cells, and a human erythroleukemia cell line, TF-1. Other OSM-mediated activities reported to date include: stimulation of plasminogen activator activity in cultured bovine aortic endothelial cells, regulation of IL-6 expression in human endothelial cells, and stimulation of LDL uptake and up-regulation of cell surface LDL receptors in HepG2 cells.

Human Oncostatin M (OSM) signals through two types of human OSM receptor complexes: the type I complex comprising the leukemia inhibitory factor receptor beta (LIF R beta) and gp130 and the type II complex made up of OSM receptor beta (OSM R beta) and gp130. In contrast, mouse OSM signals only through the mouse OSM R beta and gp130 complex. Human and mouse OSM R beta are 55% identical at the amino acid sequence level.

    • Entrez Gene IDs
      5008 (Human); 18413 (Mouse);
    • Alternate Names
      MGC20461; oncostatin M; oncostatin-M;
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    Assay Procedure
    Refer to the product for complete assay procedure.

    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 3 times for a total of 4 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 4 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.
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