< 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 Mouse Periostin/OSF-2 Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid-phase ELISA designed to measure Periostin in cell culture supernates, serum, and plasma. It contains Sf 21-expressed recombinant mouse Periostin and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. This immunoassay has been shown to accurately quantitate the recombinant mouse Periostin. Results obtained using natural mouse Periostin 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 Periostin.
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.
The recovery of mouse Periostin spiked to three levels throughout the range of the assay was evaluated.
Average % Recovery
Cell Culture Samples (n=6)
To assess the linearity of the assay, samples containing high concentrations of mouse Periostin in each matrix were diluted with Calibrator Diluent and assayed.
Preparation and Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
Periostin, also known as OSF-2, is a secreted matricellular protein with functions in extracellular matrix formation, cell migration, and inflammation. It is secreted as a 90 kDa monomer that can aggregate into >170 kDa higher-order multimers. Periostin is expressed by mesenchymal cells such as vascular smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts, osteoblasts, and odontoblasts in developing teeth. It is upregulated in many carcinomas. Periostin binds to multiple Integrins and enhances cell adhesion and cell migration. It enhances Fibronectin and Collagen I production and promotes collagen fibrillogenesis. It also induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition, tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. Periostin induces the expression of VEGF R2 on endothelial cells and VEGF-C in tumor cells, and it can induce tumor lymphangiogenesis. Periostin plays an important role in heart valve development and tissue healing after myocardial infarction. In asthma, it is upregulated in bronchial epithelium and plays both destructive and protective roles by inducing eosinophil infiltration and inhibiting goblet cell metaplasia and mucus production.