Mouse RTN4 (Reticulon 4) ELISA Kit (MOES01663)

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Mouse RTN4 (Reticulon 4) ELISA Kit

This ELISA kit uses Sandwich-ELISA as the method. The micro ELISA plate provided in this kit has been pre-coated with an antibody specific to Mouse RTN4 . Standards or samples are added to the appropriate micro ELISA plate wells and combined with the specific antibody. Then a biotinylated detection antibody specific for Mouse RTN4 and Avidin-Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP) conjugate are added to each micro plate well successively and incubated. Free components are washed away. The substrate solution is added to each well. Only those wells that contain Mouse RTN4, biotinylated detection antibody and Avidin-HRP conjugate will appear blue in color. The enzyme-substrate reaction is terminated by adding Stop Solution and the color turns yellow. The optical density (OD) is measured spectrophotometrically at a wavelength of 450 nm ± 2 nm. The OD value is proportional to the concentration of Mouse RTN4. The concentration of Mouse RTN4 in samples can be calculated by comparing the OD of the samples to the standard curve.

Assay typeSandwich
Assay time4.5h
Detection MethodColormetric
Detection Range0.31-20 ng/mL
Sensitivity0.19 ng/mL
Sample Volume Required Per Well100uL
Sample TypeSerum, plasma and other biological fluids


This kit recognizes Mouse RTN4 in samples. No significant cross-reactivity or interference between Mouse RTN4 and analogues was observed.

Typical Data

As the OD values of the standard curve may vary according to the conditions of the actual assay performance (e.g. operator, pipetting technique, washing technique or temperature effects), the operator should establish a standard curve for each test. Typical standard curve and data is provided below for reference only.

O.D Average Corrected


Intra-assay Precision (Precision within an assay): 3 samples with low, mid range and high level Mouse RTN4 were tested 20 times on one plate, respectively.

Inter-assay Precision (Precision between assays): 3 samples with low, mid range and high level Mouse RTN4 were tested on 3 different plates, 20 replicates in each plate.

Intra-assay Precision Inter-assay Precision
Mean (ng/mL)1.092.719.481.032.659.60
Standard deviation0.070.140.330.050.140.47
C V (%)6.425.173.484.855.284.90


The recovery of Mouse RTN4 spiked at three different levels in samples throughout the range of the assay was evaluated in various matrices.

Sample Type Range (%) Average Recovery (%)
Serum (n=5)93-10598
EDTA plasma (n=5)93-10798
Cell culture media (n=5)91-10697


Samples were spiked with high concentrations of Mouse RTN4 and diluted with Reference Standard & Sample Diluent to produce samples with values within the range of the assay.

Serum (n=5) EDTA plasma (n=5) Cell culture media (n=5)
1:2Range (%)90-10591-10593-104
Average (%)979798
1:4Range (%)88-10281-9488-101
Average (%)938693
1:8Range (%)92-10686-9983-98
Average (%)989190
1:16Range (%)92-10381-9581-93
Average (%)978788

Kit Components & Storage

An unopened kit can be stored at 4'C for 1 month. If the kit is not used within 1 month, store the items separately according to the following conditions once the kit is received.

Item Specifications Storage
Micro ELISA Plate(Dismountable)8 wells X12 strips-20'C, 6 months
Reference Standard2 vials
Concentrated Biotinylated Detection Ab (100X)1 vial, 120 uL
Concentrated HRP Conjugate (100X)1 vial, 120 uL-20'C(shading light), 6 months
Reference Standard & Sample Diluent1 vial, 20 mL4'C, 6 months
Biotinylated Detection Ab Diluent1 vial, 14 mL
HRP Conjugate Diluent1 vial, 14 mL
Concentrated Wash Buffer (25X)1 vial, 30 mL
Substrate Reagent1 vial, 10 mL4'C(shading light)
Stop Solution1 vial, 10 mL4'C
Plate Sealer5 pieces
Product Description1 copy
Certificate of Analysis1 copy

Mouse RTN4 (Reticulon 4) ELISA Kit (MOES01663) Assay procedure

    1. Set standard, test sample and control (zero) wells on the pre-coated plate and record theirpositions. It is recommended to measure each standard and sample in duplicate. Note: addall solutions to the bottom of the plate wells while avoiding contact with the well walls. Ensuresolutions do not foam when adding to the wells.
    2. Aliquot 100µl of standard solutions into the standard wells.
    3. Add 100µl of Sample / Standard dilution buffer into the control (zero) well.
    4. Add 100µl of properly diluted sample (serum, plasma, tissue homogenates and otherbiological fluids) into test sample wells.
    5. Cover the plate with the sealer provided in the kit and incubate for 90 min at 37°C.
    6. Aspirate the liquid from each well, do not wash. Immediately add 100µL of BiotinylatedDetection Ab working solution to each well. Cover the plate with a plate seal and gently mix.Incubate for 1 hour at 37°C.
    7. Aspirate or decant the solution from the plate and add 350µL of wash buffer to each welland incubate for 1-2 minutes at room temperature. Aspirate the solution from each well andclap the plate on absorbent filter paper to dry. Repeat this process 3 times. Note: a microplatewasher can be used in this step and other wash steps.
    8. Add 100µL of HRP Conjugate working solution to each well. Cover with a plate seal andincubate for 30 min at 37°C.
    9. Aspirate or decant the solution from each well. Repeat the wash process for five times asconducted in step 7.
    10. Add 90µL of Substrate Reagent to each well. Cover with a new plate seal and incubate forapproximately 15 min at 37°C. Protect the plate from light. Note: the reaction time can beshortened or extended according to the actual color change, but not by more than 30min.
    11. Add 50 µL of Stop Solution to each well. Note: Adding the stop solution should be done inthe same order as the substrate solution.
    12. Determine the optical density (OD value) of each well immediately with a microplate readerset at 450 nm.

Mouse RTN4 (Reticulon 4) ELISA Kit (MOES01663) Protein Information

UniProt Protein Function:Nogo: Developmental neurite growth regulatory factor with a role as a negative regulator of axon-axon adhesion and growth, and as a facilitator of neurite branching. Regulates neurite fasciculation, branching and extension in the developing nervous system. Involved in down-regulation of growth, stabilization of wiring and restriction of plasticity in the adult CNS. Regulates the radial migration of cortical neurons via an RTN4R-LINGO1 containing receptor complex. Isoform 2 reduces the anti-apoptotic activity of Bcl-xl and Bcl-2. This is likely consecutive to their change in subcellular location, from the mitochondria to the endoplasmic reticulum, after binding and sequestration. Isoform 2 and isoform 3 inhibit BACE1 activity and amyloid precursor protein processing. 6 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing.
UniProt Protein Details:

Protein type:Membrane protein, multi-pass; Cell development/differentiation; Inhibitor; Membrane protein, integral; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Endoplasmic reticulum

Cellular Component: neuron projection; protein complex; endoplasmic reticulum; integral to membrane; nuclear envelope; cell projection; membrane; cell soma; cytoplasm; plasma membrane; integral to endoplasmic reticulum membrane; intracellular; myelin sheath

Molecular Function:protein binding; protein complex binding

Biological Process: positive regulation of dopamine secretion; nervous system development; negative regulation of neuron differentiation; cerebral cortex radial glia guided migration; regulation of nervous system development; axonal fasciculation; positive regulation of glial cell differentiation; negative regulation of axonogenesis; angiogenesis; regulation of sensory perception of pain; negative regulation of axon extension; negative regulation of cell growth; regulation of cell migration

UniProt Code:Q99P72
NCBI GenInfo Identifier:21898579
NCBI Gene ID:68585
NCBI Accession:AAM77069.1
UniProt Related Accession:Q99P72
Molecular Weight:
NCBI Full Name:nogo-B
NCBI Synonym Full Names:reticulon 4
NCBI Official Symbol:Rtn4  
NCBI Official Synonym Symbols:ASY; NgA; NOGO; NSP-CL; Nogo-A; Nogo-B; Nogo-C; AA407876; AA409940; AA960376; mKIAA0886; mKIAA4153; 1110020G17Rik; C130026I10Rik  
NCBI Protein Information:reticulon-4
UniProt Protein Name:Reticulon-4
UniProt Synonym Protein Names:Neurite outgrowth inhibitor
Protein Family:Reticulon
UniProt Gene Name:Rtn4  
UniProt Entry Name:RTN4_MOUSE
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