Proteome Profiler Rat Cytokine Array Kit, Panel A

Contains 4 membranes - each spotted in duplicate with 29 different cytokine antibodies
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Proteome Profiler Rat Cytokine Array Kit, Panel A Summary

Kit Summary

A membrane-based antibody array for the parallel determination of the relative levels of selected rat cytokines and chemokines. Validated for analyte detection in cell culture supernates, cell lysates, tissue lysates, serum, and plasma.

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Key Benefits

  • Detects 29 rat cytokines and chemokines simultaneously
  • Requires no specialized equipment
  • Compatible with LI-COR and chemiluminescence detection

Principle of the Assay

The Proteome Profiler Rat Cytokine Array Kit, Panel A is a membrane-based sandwich immunoassay. Samples are mixed with a cocktail of biotinylated detection antibodies (Step 1) and then incubated with the array membrane which is spotted in duplicate with capture antibodies to specific target proteins (Step 2). Captured proteins are visualized using chemiluminescent detection reagents (Step 3). The signal produced is proportional to the amount of analyte bound.

Why Use an Antibody Array to Detect Multiple Cytokines?

Determining the expression of multiple cytokines in a single sample can be expensive, time consuming and can require specialized equipment. Performing multiple immunoprecipitations and Western blots requires time, labor, and reagents. The use of a multiplex antibody array to detect multiple cytokines in a single sample can be cost-effective and also save time and sample.

Kit Contents
  • Rectangular 4-Well Multi-dish
  • 4 Rat Cytokine Array, Panel A nitrocellulose membranes spotted with 29 different antibodies to rat cytokines and chemokines
  • Array Buffer 4
  • Array Buffer 6
  • Chemi Reagent 1
  • Chemi Reagent 2
  • Detection Antibody Cocktail, Rat Cytokine Array, Panel A
  • Streptavidin-HRP
  • Transparency Overlay Template
  • Wash Buffer Concentrate (25X)

For a complete list of the kit contents and necessary materials, please see the Materials Provided/Other Supplies Required sections of the product datasheet.

Stability and Storage

Store the unopened kit at 2 °C to 8 °C. Do not use past kit expiration date.



Simultaneously detect the levels of these cytokines, chemokines, and acute phase proteins in a single sample.
CXCL1/CINC-1 IL-1ra/IL-1F3 L-Selectin
CXCL3/CINC-2 alpha/beta IL-2 CXCL9/MIG
CXCL2/CINC-3 IL-3 CCL3/MIP-1 alpha
CNTF IL-4 CCL20/MIP-3 alpha
Fractalkine/CXC3CL1 IIL-6 CCL5/RANTES
GM-CSF IL-10 CXCL7/Thymus Chemokine
IFN-gamma IL-17 TNF-alpha
IL-1 alpha/IL-1F1 CXCL10/IP-10 VEGF
IL-1 beta/IL-1F2 LIX  


Assays for Analytes represented in the Rat Cytokine Array Kit, Panel A

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CXCL3/CINC-2 alpha/beta RCN200 DY516
CNTF   DY557
Fractalkine/CX3CL1 MCX310 DY537
GM-CSF   DY518
ICAM-1 RIC100 DY583
IFN-gamma RIF00 DY585
IL-1 alpha RRA00 DY500
IL-1 beta RLB00 DY501
IL-2 R2000 DY502
IL-4 R4000 DY504
IL-6 R6000B DY506
IL-10 R1000 DY522
LIX   DY543
L-Selectin   DY1534
CCL3/MIP-1 alpha    
CCL20/MIP-3 alpha   DY540
CXCL7/Thymus Chemokine   DY1116
TIMP-1 RTM100 DY580
TNF-alpha RTA00 DY510



Data Examples
The Rat Cytokine Array detects multiple analytes in cell culture supernates.
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Figure 1. The Rat Cytokine Array detects multiple analytes in cell culture supernates. NR8383 rat alveolar macrophage cells were either untreated or treated as below. Data shown are from a two minute exposure to X-ray film. A, untreated. B, Treated with 100 ng/mL LPS for 24 hours. C, Pre-treated with 100 nM Dexamethasone for 72 hours followed by treatment with 100 ng/mL LPS for 24 hours.

The Rat Cytokine Array detects multiple analytes in tissue lysates and serum
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Figure 2. The Rat Cytokine Array detects multiple analytes in tissue lysates and serum. A-B, A rat was injected with 0.1 mg/kg LPS. After 24 hours, tissues were excised and prepared as described in the Sample Collection and Storage section. 400 µg of lysate was run on each array. Data shown are from a 7 minute exposure to X-ray film. C-E, Tissues were excised from untreated rats and prepared as described in the Sample Collection and Storage section. 400 µg of lysate was run on each array. Data shown are from a 7 minute exposure to X-ray film. F, Serum samples from 15 week old male rats were prepared as described in the Sample Collection and Storage section. 100 µL of serum was run on the array. Data shown are from a 5 minute exposure to X-ray film.

Product Datasheets

Preparation and Storage

The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.

Citations for Proteome Profiler Rat Cytokine Array Kit, Panel A

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Proteome Profiler Rat Cytokine Array Kit, Panel A
By Anonymous on 04/01/2018

Proteome Profiler Rat Cytokine Array Kit, Panel A
By Anonymous on 01/20/2017

This array kit is a very nice tool to screen potential cytokines in spent media of cell culture.

Proteome Profiler Rat Cytokine Array Kit, Panel A
By Anonymous on 01/03/2017

This kit is an excellent tool in screening potential cytokines and chemokines. However, it would be nice if more targets can be included for this Rat cytokine panel (since the mouse and human panel has XL format).

Proteome Profiler Rat Cytokine Array Kit, Panel A
By Anonymous on 10/06/2016