Figure 1: Btk protein is expressed in a variety of human or mouse cells but absent in MOLT-4 and Jurkat cell lines, as detected by using the PathScan® Total Btk Sandwich ELISA Kit. The absorbance readings at 450 nm are shown in the top figure, while the corresponding western blot using Btk (D6T2C) Mouse mAb #56044 is shown in the bottom figure.
Figure 2: The relationship between protein concentration of lysates from Ramos cells and the absorbance at 450 nm as detected by the PathScan® Total Btk Sandwich ELISA Kit is shown. Unstarved Ramos cells (1.0 x106 cells/per ml) were harvested and then lysed.
|Product Includes||Volume||Solution Color|
|Btk Rabbit mAb Coated Microwells||96 tests|
|Btk Mouse Detection mAb||1 ea||Green (Lyophilized)|
|Anti-mouse IgG, HRP-linked Antibody (ELISA Formulated)||1 ea||Red (Lyophilized)|
|Detection Antibody Diluent||11 ml||Green|
|HRP Diluent||11 ml||Red|
|TMB Substrate 7004||11 ml||Colorless|
|STOP Solution 7002||11 ml||Colorless|
|Sealing Tape||2 ea|
|ELISA Sample Diluent||25 ml||Blue|
|Cell Lysis Buffer (10X) 9803||15 ml||Yellowish|
|ELISA Wash Buffer (20X) 9801||10 ml|
The PathScan® Total Btk Sandwich ELISA Kit is a solid phase sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects endogenous levels of Btk protein. A Btk rabbit mAb has been coated onto the microwells. After incubation with cell lysates, the Btk protein is captured by the coated antibody. Following extensive washing, Btk mouse detection mAb is added to detect captured Btk protein. Anti-mouse, HRP-linked antibody is then used to recognize the bound detection antibody. HRP substrate, TMB, is added to develop color. The magnitude of absorbance for the developed color is proportional to the quantity of Btk protein.
Antibodies in the kit are custom formulations specific to the kit.
NOTE: Prepare solutions with purified water.
*NOTE: Some PathScan® ELISA Kits may include HRP-Linked Streptavidin in place of HRP-Linked Antibody.
NOTE: Initial color of positive reaction is blue, which changes to yellow upon addition of STOP Solution.
posted November 2013
Protocol Id: 204
PathScan® Total Btk Sandwich ELISA Kit detects endogenous levels of Btk protein in human or mouse cells, as shown in Figure 1. The kit sensitivity is shown in Figure 2. This kit detects proteins from the indicated species, as determined through in-house testing, but may also detect homologous proteins from other species.
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) is a member of the Btk/Tec family of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases. Like other Btk family members, it contains a pleckstrin homology (PH) domain and Src homology SH3 and SH2 domains. Btk plays an important role in B cell development (1,2). Activation of B cells by various ligands is accompanied by Btk membrane translocation mediated by its PH domain binding to phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate (3-5). The membrane-localized Btk is active and associated with transient phosphorylation of two tyrosine residues, Tyr551 and Tyr223. Tyr551 in the activation loop is transphosphorylated by the Src family tyrosine kinases, leading to autophosphorylation at Tyr223 within the SH3 domain, which is necessary for full activation (6,7). The activation of Btk is negatively regulated by PKCβ through phosphorylation of Btk at Ser180, which results in reduced membrane recruitment, transphosphorylation, and subsequent activation (8). The PKC inhibitory signal is likely to be a key determinant of the B cell receptor signaling threshold to maintain optimal Btk activity (8).
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