Mouse TNF-alpha Quantikine HS ELISA Kit

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Mouse TNF-alpha Quantikine HS ELISA Kit Summary

Assay Length
4.0 hours
Sample Type & Volume Required Per Well
Serum (50 uL), EDTA Plasma (50 uL), Heparin Plasma (50 uL)
0.295 pg/mL
Assay Range
0.8 - 50 pg/mL (Serum, EDTA Plasma, Heparin Plasma)
Natural and recombinant mouse TNF-alpha.
< 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 HS Mouse TNF-alpha Immunoassay is a 4.0 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure mouse TNF-alpha levels in serum and plasma. It contains E. coli-expressed recombinant mouse TNF-alpha and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor and has been shown to accurately quantitate recombinant mouse TNF-alpha. Results obtained using natural TNF-alpha showed linear curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine HS kit standards. These results indicate that the Quantikine HS Immunoassay kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural mouse TNF-alpha.


The recovery of mouse TNF-alpha spiked to levels throughout the range of the assay in various matrices was evaluated.

Sample Type Average % Recovery Range %
EDTA Plasma (n=4) 91 81-104
Heparin Plasma (n=4) 90 79-106
Serum (n=4) 86 77-99


To assess the linearity of the assay, samples spiked with high concentrations of mouse TNF-alpha were serially diluted with calibrator diluent to produce samples with values within the dynamic range of the assay.
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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: TNF-alpha

Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha ), also known as cachectin and TNFSF1A, is the prototypic ligand of the TNF superfamily (1). It is a pleiotropic molecule that plays a central role in inflammation, immune system development, apoptosis, and lipid metabolism (2-5). TNF-alpha is also involved in a number of pathological conditions including asthma, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathic pain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, septic shock, autoimmunity, and cancer (5-11).   

Mouse TNF-alpha is synthesized as a 26 kDa type II transmembrane protein that consists of a 35 amino acid (aa) cytoplasmic domain, a 21 aa transmembrane segment, and a 179 aa extracellular domain (ECD) (12). Within the ECD, mouse TNF-alpha shares 95% aa identity with rat, and 80% aa identity with canine, equine, feline, human, rabbit, and porcine TNF-alpha. It is produced by a wide variety of immune, epithelial, endothelial, and tumor cells. TNF-alpha is assembled intracellularly to form a noncovalently linked homotrimer which is expressed on the cell surface (13). Cell surface TNF-alpha can both induce the lysis of tumor cells and virus infected cells, and generate its own downstream cell signaling following ligation by soluble TNF RI (14, 15). Shedding of membrane bound TNF-alpha by TACE/ADAM17 releases the bioactive cytokine, a 55 kDa soluble trimer containing the TNF-alpha extracellular domain (16-18).    
TNF-alpha binds the ubiquitous 55-60 kDa TNF RI (19, 20) and the hematopoietic cell-restricted 78-80 kDa TNF RII (21, 22), both of which are also expressed as homotrimers (1, 23). Both type I and type II receptors bind TNF-alpha with comparable affinity and can promote NFkB activation (24-27). Only TNF RI, however, contains a cytoplasmic death domain which triggers the activation of apoptosis (3, 28). Soluble forms of both types of receptors are released into human serum and urine, and can neutralize the biological activity of TNF (29-31).

Long Name:
Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha
Entrez Gene IDs:
7124 (Human); 21926 (Mouse); 24835 (Rat); 397086 (Porcine); 280943 (Bovine); 403922 (Canine); 102139631 (Cynomolgus Monkey); 100033834 (Equine); 493755 (Feline); 100009088 (Rabbit)
Alternate Names:
APC1 protein; Cachectin; Cachetin; DIF; TNF; TNF, monocyte-derived; TNFA; TNF-A; TNFalpha; TNF-alpha; TNF-alphacachectin; TNFATNF, macrophage-derived; TNFG1F; TNFSF1A; TNFSF2; TNFSF2TNF superfamily, member 2; tumor necrosis factor (TNF superfamily, member 2); tumor necrosis factor alpha; Tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 2; tumor necrosis factor; tumor necrosis factor-alpha
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  1. Tumour extracellular vesicles and particles induce liver metabolic dysfunction
    Authors: Wang, G;Li, J;Bojmar, L;Chen, H;Li, Z;Tobias, GC;Hu, M;Homan, EA;Lucotti, S;Zhao, F;Posada, V;Oxley, PR;Cioffi, M;Kim, HS;Wang, H;Lauritzen, P;Boudreau, N;Shi, Z;Burd, CE;Zippin, JH;Lo, JC;Pitt, GS;Hernandez, J;Zambirinis, CP;Hollingsworth, MA;Grandgenett, PM;Jain, M;Batra, SK;DiMaio, DJ;Grem, JL;Klute, KA;Trippett, TM;Egeblad, M;Paul, D;Bromberg, J;Kelsen, D;Rajasekhar, VK;Healey, JH;Matei, IR;Jarnagin, WR;Schwartz, RE;Zhang, H;Lyden, D;
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates, Plasma
  2. Efficacy and safety of ketone ester infusion to prevent muscle weakness in a mouse model of sepsis-induced critical illness
    Authors: R Weckx, C Goossens, S Derde, L Pauwels, S Vander Per, G Van den Be, L Langouche
    Oncogene, 2022-06-22;12(1):10591.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  3. IL-6 Deficiency Attenuates Skeletal Muscle Atrophy by Inhibiting Mitochondrial ROS Production through the Upregulation of PGC-1alpha in Septic Mice
    Authors: B Yang, X Yang, X Sun, J Shi, Y Shen, R Chen
    Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2022-04-27;2022(0):9148246.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
  4. Identification for antitumor effects of tramadol in a xenograft mouse model using orthotopic breast cancer cells
    Authors: MH Kim, JR Lee, KJ Kim, JH Jun, HJ Hwang, W Lee, SH Nam, JE Oh, YC Yoo
    Scientific Reports, 2021-11-11;11(1):22113.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  5. Identification of the toxic threshold of 3-hydroxybutyrate-sodium supplementation in septic mice
    Authors: R Weckx, C Goossens, S Derde, L Pauwels, S Vander Per, G Van den Be, L Langouche
    Bmc Pharmacology & Toxicology, 2021-09-20;22(1):50.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  6. Scopolamine promotes neuroinflammation and delirium-like neuropsychiatric disorder in mice
    Authors: SY Cheon, BN Koo, SY Kim, EH Kam, J Nam, EJ Kim
    Scientific Reports, 2021-04-16;11(1):8376.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates
  7. Orthopedic surgery-induced cognitive dysfunction is mediated by CX3CL1/R1 signaling
    Authors: I Cho, JM Kim, EJ Kim, SY Kim, EH Kam, E Cheong, M Suh, BN Koo
    Journal of Neuroinflammation, 2021-04-15;18(1):93.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates
  8. Liver fibrosis-induced muscle atrophy is mediated by elevated levels of circulating TNF&alpha
    Authors: T Kurosawa, M Goto, N Kaji, S Aikiyo, T Mihara, M Ikemoto-Ue, M Toyoda, N Kanazawa, T Nakazawa, M Hori, A Uezumi
    Cell Death & Disease, 2021-01-07;12(1):11.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  9. Modulation of Macrophage Polarization by Phospholipids on the Surface of Titanium
    Authors: H Quan, Y Kim, L Wu, HC Park, HC Yang
    Molecules, 2020-06-10;25(11):.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
  10. CXCL14 Overexpression Attenuates Sepsis-Associated Acute Kidney Injury by Inhibiting Proinflammatory Cytokine Production
    Authors: J Lv, ZL Wu, Z Gan, P Gui, SL Yao
    Mediators Inflamm., 2020-03-31;2020(0):2431705.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum, Tissue Homogenates
  11. Adipose tissue protects against sepsis-induced muscle weakness in mice: from lipolysis to ketones
    Authors: C Goossens, R Weckx, S Derde, T Dufour, S Vander Per, L Pauwels, SE Thiessen, PP Van Veldho, G Van den Be, L Langouche
    Crit Care, 2019-07-01;23(1):236.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Plasma
  12. Microbubble-mediated delivery of human adenoviruses does not elicit innate and adaptive immunity response in an immunocompetent mouse model of prostate cancer
    Authors: F De Carlo, L Thomas, B Brooke, ET Varney, R Nande, O Boskovic, GD Marshall, PP Claudio, CM Howard
    J Transl Med, 2019-01-11;17(1):19.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum
  13. Predominant gut Lactobacillus murinus strain mediates anti-inflammaging effects in calorie-restricted mice
    Authors: F Pan, L Zhang, M Li, Y Hu, B Zeng, H Yuan, L Zhao, C Zhang
    Microbiome, 2018-03-21;6(1):54.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Serum


  1. Assay Diluent RD1-63 contains visible precipitate. Is this acceptable to use?

    • A small amount of precipitate is expected and acceptable in Assay Diluent RD1-63. Variability has been observed between vials and diluent lots. It may not fully resolubilize but this will not impact assay performance. It is not recommended to filter the precipitate.

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Mouse TNF-alpha Quantikine HS ELISA Kit
By Soheil Saeedi on 08/10/2021
Sample Tested: Citrate Plasma

We utilized the product for quantification of TNF-a in plasma samples from mice and it worked very well.

Mouse TNF-alpha Quantikine HS ELISA Kit
By Anonymous on 05/26/2021
Sample Tested: Heparin Plasma