Mouse/Rat Cystatin C Quantikine ELISA Kit

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Mouse/Rat Cystatin C 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), Cell Lysates (50 uL), Serum (10 uL), EDTA Plasma (10 uL), Heparin Plasma (10 uL), Urine (10 uL)
12.9 pg/mL
Assay Range
125.0 - 8,000 pg/mL (Cell Culture Supernates, Cell Lysates, Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma, Urine)
Natural and recombinant mouse and rat Cystatin C
< 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/Rat Cystatin C Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure mouse and rat Cystatin C in cell culture supernates, cell lysates, serum, plasma, and urine. It contains NS0-expressed recombinant mouse Cystatin C and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. This immunoassay has been shown to quantitate the recombinant factor accurately. Results obtained using natural mouse or rat Cystatin C 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 and rat Cystatin C.


The recovery of Cystatin C spiked into cell culture media was evaluated.

Sample Type Average % Recovery Range %
Cell Culture Media (n=4) 107 98-113


To assess the linearity of the assay, samples containing high concentrations of mouse or rat Cystatin C were serially diluted with Calibrator Diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay.
Mouse/Rat Cystatin C ELISA Linearity
Mouse/Rat Cystatin C ELISA Linearity

Scientific Data

Mouse/Rat Cystatin C ELISA Standard Curve

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Preparation and Storage

The product is shipped with polar packs. 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: Cystatin C

Cystatin C is a secreted cysteine protease inhibitor that inhibits Cathepsins B, H, K, L, and S. Cystatin C serum concentration correlates closely to the glomerular filtration rate (GFR); elevated levels are associated with coronary artery and cardiovascular disease risk. Dysregulation of Cystatin C can modulate tumor growth and metastasis. In humans, the L68Q variant forms dimers and oligomers more easily than wild type protein and is the cause for hereditary Cystatin C amyloid angiopathy.

Entrez Gene IDs:
1471 (Human); 13010 (Mouse); 25307 (Rat)
Alternate Names:
ARMD11; bA218C14.4 (cystatin C); CST3; cystatin 3; cystatin C (amyloid angiopathy and cerebral hemorrhage); Cystatin C; cystatin-3; cystatin-C; Gamma-trace; MGC117328; Neuroendocrine basic polypeptide; Post-gamma-globulin
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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 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/Rat Cystatin C Quantikine ELISA Kit

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  1. Dietary supplementation of cystinotic mice by lysine inhibits the megalin pathway and decreases kidney cystine content
    Authors: Rega, LR;Janssens, V;Graversen, JH;Moestrup, SK;Cairoli, S;Goffredo, BM;Nevo, N;Courtoy, GE;Jouret, F;Antignac, C;Emma, F;Pierreux, CE;Courtoy, PJ;
    Scientific reports
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  2. Mesenchymal Stem Cells Delivered Locally to Ischemia-Reperfused Kidneys via Injectable Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels Decrease Extracellular Matrix Remodeling 1 Month after Injury in Male Mice
    Authors: Han, DS;Erickson, C;Hansen, KC;Kirkbride-Romeo, L;He, Z;Rodell, CB;Soranno, DE;
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  3. Tubular Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier Disruption Elicits Redox Adaptations that Protect from Acute Kidney Injury
    Authors: AJ Rauckhorst, GV Martinez, GM Andrade, H Wen, JY Kim, A Simoni, KA Mapuskar, P Rastogi, EJ Steinbach, ML McCormick, BG Allen, NS Pabla, AR Jackson, MC Coleman, DR Spitz, EB Taylor, D Zepeda-Oro
    bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology, 2023-01-31;0(0):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  4. Effects of Suramin on Polycystic Kidney Disease in a Mouse Model of Polycystin-1 Deficiency
    Authors: MY Chang, SH Hsu, LY Ma, LF Chou, CC Hung, YC Tian, CW Yang
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2022-07-31;23(15):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  5. Orally-active, clinically-translatable senolytics restore alpha-Klotho in mice and humans
    Authors: Y Zhu, LGPL Prata, EOW Gerdes, JME Netto, T Pirtskhala, N Giorgadze, U Tripathi, CL Inman, KO Johnson, A Xue, AK Palmer, T Chen, K Schaefer, JN Justice, AM Nambiar, N Musi, SB Kritchevsk, J Chen, S Khosla, D Jurk, MJ Schafer, T Tchkonia, JL Kirkland
    EBioMedicine, 2022-03-13;0(0):103912.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Urine
  6. Murine models of renal ischemia reperfusion injury: An opportunity for refinement using noninvasive monitoring methods
    Authors: R Harwood, J Bridge, L Ressel, L Scarfe, J Sharkey, G Czanner, PA Kalra, A Odudu, S Kenny, B Wilm, P Murray
    Physiological Reports, 2022-03-01;10(5):e15211.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  7. CO-Releasing Molecule-2 Prevents Acute Kidney Injury through Suppression of ROS-Fyn-ER Stress Signaling in Mouse Model
    Authors: MJ Uddin, J Jeong, ES Pak, H Ha
    Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2021-07-06;2021(0):9947772.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  8. Inhibition of Src Family Kinases Ameliorates LPS-Induced Acute Kidney Injury and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Mice
    Authors: ES Pak, MJ Uddin, H Ha
    Int J Mol Sci, 2020-11-03;21(21):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  9. Evaluation of urinary biomarkers for early detection of acute kidney injury in a rat nephropathy model
    Authors: K Kohl, E Herzog, G Dickneite, S Pestel
    J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods, 2020-08-07;0(0):106901.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Urine
  10. CD-1db/db mice: a novel type 2 diabetic mouse model with progressive kidney fibrosis
    Authors: Y Mizunuma, K Kanasaki, K Nitta, Y Nakamura, Y Ishigaki, Y Takagaki, M Kitada, S Li, H Liu, J Li, I Usui, Y Aso, D Koya
    J Diabetes Investig, 2020-07-03;0(0):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  11. Metalloproteinase PAPP-A regulation of IGF-1 contributes to polycystic kidney disease pathogenesis
    Authors: S Kashyap, KZ Hein, CC Chini, J Lika, GM Warner, LK Bale, VE Torres, PC Harris, C Oxvig, CA Conover, EN Chini
    JCI Insight, 2020-02-27;0(0):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  12. Ethyl acetate extract of Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. reduces methotrexate-induced renal damage in rats via antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiapoptotic actions
    Authors: ME Abouelela, MAA Orabi, RA Abdelhamid, MS Abdelkader, HR Madkor, FMM Darwish, T Hatano, BEM Elsadek
    Journal of traditional and complementary medicine, 2019-08-28;10(5):478-486.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Serum
  13. Metabolomic and biochemical characterization of a new model of the transition of acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease induced by folic acid
    Authors: MM Perales-Qu, AL Saucedo, JR Lucio-Guti, N Waksman, G Alarcon-Ga, G Govea-Torr, C Sanchez-Ma, E Pérez-Rodr, FJ Guzman-de, P Cordero-Pé
    PeerJ, 2019-06-21;7(0):e7113.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Serum
  14. A KDM6A-KLF10 reinforcing feedback mechanism aggravates diabetic podocyte dysfunction
    Authors: CL Lin, YC Hsu, YT Huang, YH Shih, CJ Wang, WC Chiang, PJ Chang
    EMBO Mol Med, 2019-05-01;11(5):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Urine
  15. SIRT3 deficiency leads to induction of abnormal glycolysis in diabetic kidney with fibrosis
    Authors: SP Srivastava, J Li, M Kitada, H Fujita, Y Yamada, JE Goodwin, K Kanasaki, D Koya
    Cell Death Dis, 2018-09-24;9(10):997.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  16. Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease on Changes in Vasopressin System Expression in the Kidney Cortex in Rats with Nephrectomy
    Authors: K Czarzasta, A Cudnoch-Je, L Niemczyk, R Wrzesien, M Tkaczyk, L Puchalska, M Saracyn, W Zmudzki, S Niemczyk
    Biomed Res Int, 2018-06-14;2018(0):2607928.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Plasma
  17. Murine Nephrotoxic Nephritis as a Model of Chronic Kidney Disease
    Authors: MKE Ougaard, PH Kvist, HE Jensen, C Hess, I Rune, H Søndergaar
    Int J Nephrol, 2018-03-05;2018(0):8424502.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Urine
  18. Resveratrol Does Not Protect from Ischemia-Induced Acute Kidney Injury in an in Vivo Rat Model
    Authors: A Bienholz, R Mae Pang, H Guberina, U Rauen, O Witzke, B Wilde, F Petrat, T Feldkamp, A Kribben
    Kidney Blood Press. Res., 2017-12-05;42(6):1090-1103.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Plasma
  19. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin level is a prognostic factor for survival in rat and human chronic liver diseases
    Authors: K Yoshikawa, M Iwasa, A Eguchi, S Kojima, N Yoshizawa, M Tempaku, R Sugimoto, N Yamamoto, K Sugimoto, Y Kobayashi, H Hasegawa, Y Takei
    Hepatol Commun, 2017-10-16;1(9):946-956.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Plasma
    Applications: ELISA Capture
  20. Prenatal hypoxia leads to hypertension, renal renin-angiotensin system activation and exacerbates salt-induced pathology in a sex-specific manner
    Authors: SL Walton, H Bielefeldt, RR Singh, J Li, TM Paravicini, MH Little, KM Moritz
    Sci Rep, 2017-08-15;7(1):8241.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  21. Megalin dependent urinary cystatin C excretion in ischemic kidney injury in rats
    Authors: D Jensen, C Kierulf-La, MLV Kristensen, R Nørregaard, K Weyer, R Nielsen, EI Christense, H Birn
    PLoS ONE, 2017-06-02;12(6):e0178796.
    Species: Mouse, Rat
    Sample Types: Plasma
  22. Validation of a routine two-sample iohexol plasma clearance assessment of GFR and an evaluation of common endogenous markers in a rat model of CKD
    Authors: ME Turner, KJ Laverty, PS Jeronimo, M Kaufmann, G Jones, CA White, RM Holden, MA Adams
    Physiol Rep, 2017-05-01;5(9):.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Plasma
  23. Dexamethasone Modifies Cystatin C-Based Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury During Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy
    Authors: TJ Pianta, JW Pickering, L Succar, M Chin, T Davidson, NA Buckley, F Mohamed, ZH Endre
    Kidney Blood Press. Res, 2017-03-17;42(1):62-75.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Urine
  24. A peptide vaccine targeting angiotensin II attenuates the cardiac dysfunction induced by myocardial infarction
    Authors: R Watanabe, JI Suzuki, K Wakayama, Y Maejima, M Shimamura, H Koriyama, H Nakagami, H Kumagai, Y Ikeda, H Akazawa, R Morishita, I Komuro, M Isobe
    Sci Rep, 2017-03-07;7(0):43920.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Serum
  25. Sex differences in the excretion levels of traditional and novel urinary biomarkers of nephrotoxicity in rats
    Authors: S Tsuji, M Sugiura, S Tsutsumi, H Yamada
    J Toxicol Sci, 2017-01-01;42(5):615-627.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Urine
  26. Obesity-induced kidney injury is attenuated by amelioration of aberrant PHD2 activation in proximal tubules
    Sci Rep, 2016-11-09;6(0):36533.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Urine
  27. Discordance in cathepsin B and cystatin C expressions in bronchoalveolar fluids between murine bleomycin-induced fibrosis and human idiopathic fibrosis
    Respir Res, 2016-09-22;17(1):118.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates
  28. Effect of Antifibrotic MicroRNAs Crosstalk on the Action of N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline in Diabetes-related Kidney Fibrosis
    Sci Rep, 2016-07-18;6(0):29884.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  29. Beneficial Effects of Sarpogrelate and Rosuvastatin in High Fat Diet/Streptozotocin-Induced Nephropathy in Mice
    Authors: DH Kim, BH Choi, SK Ku, JH Park, E Oh, MK Kwak
    PLoS ONE, 2016-04-20;11(4):e0153965.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Urine
  30. An Atherogenic Paigen-Diet Aggravates Nephropathy in Type 2 Diabetic OLETF Rats.
    Authors: Nozako M, Koyama T, Nagano C, Sato M, Matsumoto S, Mitani K, Yasufuku R, Kohashi M, Yoshikawa T
    PLoS ONE, 2015-11-25;10(11):e0143979.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Urine
  31. Aggravated Cardiac Remodeling post Aortocaval Fistula in Unilateral Nephrectomized Rats.
    Authors: Wu J, Cheng Z, Gu Y, Zou W, Zhang M, Zhu P, Hu S
    PLoS ONE, 2015-08-07;10(8):e0134579.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Plasma
  32. Interactions of DPP-4 and integrin beta1 influences endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition.
    Authors: Shi S, Srivastava S, Kanasaki M, He J, Kitada M, Nagai T, Nitta K, Takagi S, Kanasaki K, Koya D
    Kidney Int, 2015-04-01;88(3):479-89.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  33. Intrarenal resistance index for the assessment of acute renal injury in a rat liver transplantation model.
    Authors: Kong H, Chen F, He Y, Wu L, Wang L, Zhu S, Zheng S
    BMC Nephrol, 2013-03-02;14(0):55.
    Species: Rat
    Sample Types: Serum


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Mouse/Rat Cystatin C Quantikine ELISA Kit
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Sample Tested: Heparin Plasma,Plasma