Rat ChAT (Choline Acetyltransferase) ELISA Kit (RTES00776)



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Rat ChAT (Choline Acetyltransferase) 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 Rat ChAT . 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 Rat ChAT 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 Rat ChAT, 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 Rat ChAT. The concentration of Rat ChAT in samples can be calculated by comparing the OD of the samples to the standard curve.

Assay typeSandwich
Assay time4.5h
Detection MethodColormetric
Detection Range0.16-10 ng/mL
Sensitivity0.10 ng/mL
Sample Volume Required Per Well100uL
Sample TypeSerum, plasma and other biological fluids


This kit recognizes Rat ChAT in samples. No significant cross-reactivity or interference between Rat ChAT 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 Rat ChAT were tested 20 times on one plate, respectively.

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

Intra-assay Precision Inter-assay Precision
Mean (ng/mL)0.491.503.650.521.613.71
Standard deviation0.
C V (%)6.124.673.845.774.354.31


The recovery of Rat ChAT 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)90-10296
EDTA plasma (n=5)85-9691
Cell culture media (n=5)86-10092


Samples were spiked with high concentrations of Rat ChAT 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 (%)86-10099-11390-105
Average (%)9210596
1:4Range (%)89-10481-9687-100
Average (%)968792
1:8Range (%)93-10882-9385-98
Average (%)1008792
1:16Range (%)91-10284-9982-94
Average (%)969188

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

Rat ChAT (Choline Acetyltransferase) ELISA Kit (RTES00776) 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.

Rat ChAT (Choline Acetyltransferase) ELISA Kit (RTES00776) Protein Information

UniProt Protein Function:CHAT: Catalyzes the reversible synthesis of acetylcholine (ACh) from acetyl CoA and choline at cholinergic synapses
UniProt Protein Details:

Protein type:Acetyltransferase; Lipid Metabolism - glycerophospholipid; EC

Cellular Component: neuron projection; mitochondrion; cell soma; axon; cytoplasm

Molecular Function:choline binding; choline O-acetyltransferase activity

Biological Process: response to drug; muscle development; rhythmic excitation; metabolic process; antral ovarian follicle growth; adult walking behavior; memory; neuron differentiation; synaptic transmission; rhythmic behavior; response to ethanol; acetylcholine biosynthetic process; response to hypoxia; dendrite development; neuromuscular synaptic transmission; establishment of synaptic specificity at neuromuscular junction; response to nutrient; neurotransmitter biosynthetic process

UniProt Code:P32738
NCBI GenInfo Identifier:416805
NCBI Gene ID:290567
NCBI Accession:P32738.2
UniProt Secondary Accession:P32738,Q63849, Q64342,
UniProt Related Accession:P32738
Molecular Weight:
NCBI Full Name:Choline O-acetyltransferase
NCBI Synonym Full Names:choline O-acetyltransferase
NCBI Official Symbol:Chat
NCBI Protein Information:choline O-acetyltransferase; CHOACTase; choline acetylase; choline acetyltransferase
UniProt Protein Name:Choline O-acetyltransferase
Protein Family:(Z)-3-hexen-1-ol acetyltransferase
UniProt Gene Name:Chat
UniProt Entry Name:CLAT_RAT
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