For use as quantitative controls for the determination of cytokine concentrations in biological fluids. Concentrations have been assigned using R&D Systems’ Quantikine® kits. Controls are prepared in a buffered protein solution with preservatives. They contain recombinant human cytokines at low, medium and high concentrations. Controls are supplied lyophilized.
STORAGE & STABILITY
Unreconstituted Controls should be stored at 2-8 °C and are stable for at least 6 months from date of receipt. Depending on the analyte of interest, reconstituted controls may be stable when stored at < -20 °C. Users should evaluate the frozen stability of the controls in their application or discard after use.
Reconstitute each vial with the volume of deionized or distilled water indicated on the product datasheet.
PROCEDURE & EXPECTED VALUES
Controls should be assayed in the same manner as unknown specimens.
The acceptable ranges for the analytes in these controls are printed on the product datasheet. Due to possible variations in techniques and methodologies, it is recommended that each laboratory determine its own target range. Laboratories using other test systems should establish their own acceptable ranges as these assays may produce different values.
TECHNICAL HINTS & LIMITATIONS OF THE PROCEDURE
• The ranges were determined using R&D Systems’ Quantikine kits. If expected values are not obtained, verify that the lot numbers on the vials correspond with the lot numbers listed above and the correct volume of deionized or distilled water was used for reconstitution of the controls.
• The results obtained with these controls depend upon several factors associated with methods and instrumentation. Test systems other than those supplied by R&D Systems may result in values that differ from those printed on this product datasheet.
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
Background: Amyloid beta
Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) is a type I transmembrane protein that is ubiquitously expressed on cell surfaces. It undergoes complex proteolytic processing and is cleaved by alpha-, beta-, and gamma-Secretases to generate soluble APP alpha, soluble APP beta, and Amyloid beta (A beta) fragments of several lengths. One of these fragments, A beta 42, generated by beta- and gamma-Secretase activities, has been implicated in Alzheimer's disease. Aberrantly high levels of this peptide form and accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients to create the senile plaques characteristic of the disease.
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