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PathScan® Sandwich ELISA Kit

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Product Includes Volume Solution Color
TrkA mAb coated microwells 96 tests
TrkA Rabbit Detection Antibody 1 Ea Green (Lyophilized)
Anti-rabbit 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 sheets
ELISA Wash Buffer (20X) 25 ml Colorless
ELISA Sample Diluent 25 ml Blue
Cell Lysis Buffer (10X) 9803 15 ml Yellowish

Product Description

CST's PathScan® Total TrkA Sandwich ELISA Kit is a solid phase sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects transfected levels of total TrkA protein. A TrkA Mouse mAb has been coated onto the microwells. After incubation with cell lysates, both phospho- and nonphospho-TrkA proteins are captured by the coated antibody. Following extensive washing, a TrkA Rabbit Antibody is added to detect both the captured phospho- and nonphospho-TrkA protein. Anti-rabbit IgG, HRP-linked Antibody is then used to recognize the bound detection antibody. HRP substrate, TMB, is added to develop color. The magnitude of optical density for this developed color is proportional to the quantity of total TrkA protein.

Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.


Specificity / Sensitivity

CST's PathScan® Total TrkA Sandwich ELISA Kit #7208 detects transfected levels of total TrkA Protein. As shown in Figure 1, using PathScan® Phospho-TrkA (Tyr490) ELISA Kit #7210, a significant induction of Phospho-TrkA (Tyr490) is detected in 3T3/TrkA cells treated with NGF. The levels of total TrkA (phospho and nonphospho) detected by PathScan® Total TrkA Sandwich ELISA Kit #7208 remain unchanged. In Figure 3, Western blot analysis of protein captured in the TrkA mouse mAb coated microwell shows a major band corresponding to the TrkA protein. Using this kit, TrkA protein can also be detected in K562 cells. This kit detects proteins from the indicated species, as determined through in-house testing, but may also detect homologous proteins from other species.


The family of Trk receptor tyrosine kinases consists of TrkA, TrkB, and TrkC. While the sequence of these family members is highly conserved, they are activated by different neurotrophins: TrkA by NGF, TrkB by BDNF or NT4, and TrkC by NT3 (1). Neurotrophin signaling through these receptors regulates a number of physiological processes, such as cell survival, proliferation, neural development, and axon and dendrite growth and patterning (1). In the adult nervous system, the Trk receptors regulate synaptic strength and plasticity. TrkA regulates proliferation and is important for development and maturation of the nervous system (2). Phosphorylation at Tyr490 is required for Shc association and activation of the Ras-MAP kinase cascade (3,4). Residues Tyr674/675 lie within the catalytic domain, and phosphorylation at these sites reflects TrkA kinase activity (3-6). Point mutations, deletions, and chromosomal rearrangements (chimeras) cause ligand-independent receptor dimerization and activation of TrkA (7-10). TrkA is activated in many malignancies including breast, ovarian, prostate, and thyroid carcinomas (8-13). Research studies suggest that expression of TrkA in neuroblastomas may be a good prognostic marker as TrkA signals growth arrest and differentiation of cells originating from the neural crest (10).


1.  Huang, E.J. and Reichardt, L.F. (2003) Annu Rev Biochem 72, 609-42.

2.  Segal, R.A. and Greenberg, M.E. (1996) Annu Rev Neurosci 19, 463-89.

3.  Stephens, R.M. et al. (1994) Neuron 12, 691-705.

4.  Marsh, H.N. et al. (2003) J Cell Biol 163, 999-1010.

5.  Reuther, G. W. et al. (2000) Mol. Cell. Biol. 20, 8655-8666.

6.  Obermeier, A. et al. (1993) EMBO J 12, 933-41.

7.  Obermeier, A. et al. (1994) EMBO J 13, 1585-90.

8.  Arevalo, J.C. et al. (2001) Oncogene 20, 1229-34.

9.  Greco, A. et al. (1997) Genes Chromosomes Cancer 19, 112-23.

10.  Pierotti, M.A. and Greco, A. (2006) Cancer Lett 232, 90-8.

11.  Lagadec, C. et al. (2009) Oncogene 28, 1960-70.

12.  Greco, A. et al. (2010) Mol Cell Endocrinol 321, 44-9.

13.  Ødegaard, E. et al. (2007) Hum Pathol 38, 140-6.


Entrez-Gene Id 4914
Swiss-Prot Acc. P04629


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