Figure 1. cGAS protein is expressed in MDA-MB-435S cells but absent in SNB-19 cells. The relationship between lysate protein concentration from MDA-MB-435S and SNB-19 cells and the absorbance at 450 nm using the FastScan™ Total cGAS ELISA Kit #91304 is shown in the upper figure. The corresponding western blot using cGAS antibody is shown in the lower figure. Unstarved MDA-MB-435S or SNB-19 cells were harvested and then lysed.
|Product Includes||Volume (with Count)||Solution Color|
|FastScan™ ELISA Microwell Strip Plate, 96 Well 53257||1 x 96 tests|
|cGAS Rabbit Capture mAb||1 x 1 ea||Green (Lyophilized)|
|cGAS Rabbit HRP-linked mAb||1 x 1 ea||Red (Lyophilized)|
|FastScan™ ELISA Capture Antibody Diluent||1 x 3 ml||Green|
|FastScan™ ELISA HRP Antibody Diluent||1 x 3 ml|
|TMB Substrate 7004||1 x 11 ml|
|STOP Solution 7002||1 x 11 ml|
|Sealing Tape||1 x 1 ea|
|ELISA Wash Buffer (20X) 9801||1 x 25 ml|
|FastScan™ ELISA Cell Extraction Buffer (5X) 69905||1 x 10 ml|
|FastScan™ ELISA Cell Extraction Enhancer Solution (50X) 25243||1 x 1 ml|
|FastScan™ ELISA Kit #91304 Positive Control Type 2||1 x 1 ea|
NOTE: Prepare solutions with deionized/purified water or equivalent.
Prepare only as much reagent as needed on the day of the experiment.
*IMPORTANT: The provided FastScan™ ELISA Cell Extraction Enhancer Solution (50X) may precipitate when stored at 4°C. To dissolve, warm briefly at 37°C and mix gently. The FastScan™ ELISA Cell Extraction Enhancer Solution (50X) can be stored at room temperature to avoid precipitation.
NOTE: The 1X Cell Extraction Buffer contains phosphatase inhibitors. Protease inhibitors should be added to the 1X Cell Extraction Buffer immediately prior to lysing cells. Additional phosphatase inhibitors can also be added (e.g. Protease/Phosphatase Inhibitor Cocktail (100X) #5872, not supplied).
NOTE: A select number of FastScan™ ELISA kits do not contain a positive control, please refer to Product Includes table on the datasheet for a list of included reagents. Should you need support on how to generate a positive control for those kits, contact CST technical support at [email protected].
For adherent cells
For suspension cells
NOTE: Equilibrate all materials and prepared reagents to room temperature prior to running the assay.
*NOTE: Certain FastScan™ ELISA Kits may require additional washes at this step. Any requirements for additional washes will be specifically noted in the product “Description” of the kit’s datasheet.
NOTE: Initial color of positive reaction is blue, which changes to yellow upon addition of STOP Solution.
posted May 2018
revised November 2019
Protocol Id: 1924
The FastScanTM Total cGAS ELISA Kit is a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects endogenous levels of cGAS. To perform the assay, sample is incubated with a capture antibody conjugated with a proprietary tag and a second detection antibody linked to HRP, forming a sandwich with cGAS in solution. This entire complex is immobilized to the plate via an anti-tag antibody. The wells are then washed to remove unbound material. TMB is then added. The magnitude of observed signal is proportional to the quantity of cGAS. Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.
The FastScanTM Total cGAS ELISA Kit detects endogenous levels of cGAS as shown in Figure 1. This kit detects proteins from the indicated species, as determined through in-house testing, but may also detect homologous proteins from other species.
Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS, MB21D1) is an antiviral enzyme that produces the second messenger cyclic-GMP-AMP (cGAMP) in response to cytoplasmic DNA (1,2). The cGAS protein acts as a cytosolic DNA sensor that binds DNA and produces the cGAMP second messenger from ATP and GTP (1,2). cGAMP binds to and activates STING, a transmembrane adaptor protein that is a critical component of the cellular innate immune response to pathogenic cytoplasmic DNA (1-4). STING is ubiquitously expressed and found predominantly in the ER (3). Following activation, STING translocates with TBK1 to perinuclear endosomes (5). The TBK1 kinase phosphorylates and activates interferon regulatory factors (IRFs) and NF-κB, which leads to the induction of type I interferon and other immune response genes (3-5).
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