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PathScan® Phospho-Stat3 (Ser727) Chemiluminescent Sandwich ELISA Kit
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PathScan® Phospho-Stat3 (Ser727) Chemiluminescent Sandwich ELISA Kit #8026

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PathScan® Phospho-Stat3 (Ser727) Chemiluminescent Sandwich ELISA Kit: Image 1
Figure 1. Relationship between protein concentration of lysates from untreated and hEGF-treated A-431 cells and immediate light generation with chemiluminescent substrate is shown. Cells (85% confluence) were treated with hEGF #8916 (100 ng/ml) and lysed after incubation at 37ºC for 5 minutes. Graph inset corresponding to the shaded area shows high sensitivity and a linear response at the low protein concentration range.
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Supporting Data

REACTIVITY H

Application Key:

  • WB-Western Blot
  • IP-Immunoprecipitation
  • IHC-Immunohistochemistry
  • ChIP-Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • IF-Immunofluorescence
  • F-Flow Cytometry
  • E-P-ELISA-Peptide

Species Cross-Reactivity Key:

  • H-Human
  • M-Mouse
  • R-Rat
  • Hm-Hamster
  • Mk-Monkey
  • Vir-Virus
  • Mi-Mink
  • C-Chicken
  • Dm-D. melanogaster
  • X-Xenopus
  • Z-Zebrafish
  • B-Bovine
  • Dg-Dog
  • Pg-Pig
  • Sc-S. cerevisiae
  • Ce-C. elegans
  • Hr-Horse
  • All-All Species Expected

Product Description

The PathScan® Phospho-Stat3 (Ser727) Chemiluminescent Sandwich ELISA Kit is a solid phase sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects endogenous levels of phospho-Stat3 (Ser727) protein with a chemiluminescent readout. Chemiluminescent ELISAs often have a wider dynamic range and higher sensitivity than conventional chromogenic detection. This chemiluminescent ELISA, which is offered in low volume microplates, shows increased signal and sensitivity while using smaller samples. A Stat3 Rabbit mAb has been coated on the microwells. After incubation with cell lysates, Stat3 (phospho or nonphospho) protein is captured by the coated antibody. Following extensive washing, a Phospho-Stat3 (Ser727) Mouse mAb is added to detect the captured phospho-Stat3 protein. Anti-mouse IgG, HRP-linked Antibody is then used to recognize the bound detection antibody. Chemiluminescent reagent is added for signal development. The magnitude of light emission, measured in relative light units (RLU), is proportional to the quantity of phospho-Stat3 (Ser727) protein. Antibodies in kit are custom formulations specific to kit.

Protocol

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ELISA Chemiluminescent

NOTE: Refer to product-specific datasheets or product webpage for assay incubation temperature. This /product/productDetail.jsp?productId=luminescent ELISA is offered in low volume microplate. Samples and reagents only require 50 µl per microwell.

A. Solutions and Reagents

NOTE: Prepare solutions with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) or equivalent grade water.

  1. 20X Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS): (#9808) To prepare 1 L 1X PBS: add 50 ml 10X PBS to 950 ml dH2O, mix.
  2. Bring all microwell strips to room temperature before use.
  3. Prepare 1X wash buffer by diluting 20X Wash Buffer (included in each PathScan® Sandwich ELISA Kit) in dH2O.
  4. 1X Cell Lysis Buffer: 10X Cell Lysis Buffer (#9803): To prepare 10 ml of 1X Cell Lysis Buffer, add 1 ml of 10X Cell Lysis Buffer to 9 ml of dH2O, mix. Buffer can be stored at 4°C for short-term use (1–2 weeks).

    Recommended: Add 1 mM phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride (PMSF) (#8553) immediately before use.

  5. 20X LumiGLO® Reagent and 20X Peroxide: (#7003).

B. Preparing Cell Lysates

For adherent cells

  1. Aspirate media when the culture reaches 80–90% confluence. Treat cells by adding fresh media containing regulator for desired time.
  2. Remove media and rinse cells once with ice-cold 1X PBS.
  3. Remove PBS and add 0.5 ml ice-cold 1X Cell Lysis Buffer plus 1 mM PMSF to each plate (10 cm diameter) and incubate the plate on ice for 5 min.
  4. Scrape cells off the plate and transfer to an appropriate tube. Keep on ice.
  5. Sonicate lysates on ice.
  6. Microcentrifuge for 10 min (x14,000 rpm) at 4°C and transfer the supernatant to a new tube. The supernatant is the cell lysate. Store at -80°C in single-use aliquots.

For suspension cells

  1. Remove media by low speed centrifugation (~1,200 rpm) when the culture reaches 0.5–1.0 x 106 viable cells/ml. Treat cells by adding fresh media containing regulator for desired time.
  2. Collect cells by low speed centrifugation (~1,200 rpm) and wash once with 5–10 ml ice-cold 1X PBS.
  3. Cells harvested from 50 ml of growth medium can be lysed in 2.0 ml of 1X cell lysis buffer plus 1 mM PMSF.
  4. Sonicate lysates on ice.
  5. Microcentrifuge for 10 min (x14,000 rpm) at 4°C and transfer the supernatant to a new tube. The supernatant is the cell lysate. Store at -80°C in single-use aliquots.

C. Test Procedure

  1. After the microwell strips have reached room temperature, break off the required number of microwells. Place the microwells in the strip holder. Unused microwells must be resealed in the storage bag and stored at 4°C immediately.
  2. Cell lysates can be used undiluted or diluted with sample diluent (supplied in each PathScan® Sandwich ELISA Kit, blue color). Individual datasheets or product webpage for each kit provide information regarding an appropriate dilution factor for lysates and kit assay results.
  3. Add 50 µl of each undiluted or diluted cell lysate to the appropriate well. Seal with tape and press firmly onto top of microwells. Incubate the plate for 2 hr at room temperature. Alternatively, the plate can be incubated overnight at 4°C.
  4. Gently remove the tape and wash wells:
    1. Discard plate contents into a receptacle.
    2. Wash 4 times with 1X Wash Buffer, 150 µl each time per well.
    3. For each wash, strike plates on fresh paper towels hard enough to remove the residual solution in each well, but do not allow wells to dry completely at any time.
    4. Clean the underside of all wells with a lint-free tissue.
  5. Add 50 µl of detection antibody (green color) to each well. Seal with tape and incubate the plate at room temperature for 1 hr.
  6. Repeat wash procedure (Section C, Step 4).
  7. Add 50 µl of HRP-linked secondary antibody (red color) to each well. Seal with tape and incubate the plate at room temperature for 30 min.
  8. Repeat wash procedure (Section C, Step 4).
  9. Prepare detection reagent working solution by mixing equal parts 2X LumiGLO® Reagent and 2X Peroxide.
  10. Add 50 µl of the detection reagent working solution to each well.
  11. Use a plate-based luminometer set at 425 nm to measure Relative Light Units (RLU) within 1–10 min following addition of the substrate.
    1. Optimal signal intensity is achieved when read within 10 min.

posted November 2009

revised September 2013

Protocol Id: 41

Specificity / Sensitivity

PathScan® Phospho-Stat3 (Ser727) Chemiluminescent Sandwich ELISA Kit detects endogenous levels of phospho-Stat3 (Ser727) in human cells. This kit detects proteins from the indicated species, as determined through in-house testing, but may also detect homologous proteins from other species.

Species Reactivity:

Human

Background

The Stat3 transcription factor is an important signaling molecule for many cytokines and growth factor receptors (1) and is required for murine fetal development (2). Research studies have shown that Stat3 is constitutively activated in a number of human tumors (3,4) and possesses oncogenic potential (5) and anti-apoptotic activities (3). Stat3 is activated by phosphorylation at Tyr705, which induces dimerization, nuclear translocation, and DNA binding (6,7). Transcriptional activation seems to be regulated by phosphorylation at Ser727 through the MAPK or mTOR pathways (8,9). Stat3 isoform expression appears to reflect biological function as the relative expression levels of Stat3α (86 kDa) and Stat3β (79 kDa) depend on cell type, ligand exposure, or cell maturation stage (10). It is notable that Stat3β lacks the serine phosphorylation site within the carboxy-terminal transcriptional activation domain (8).
  1. Heim, M.H. (2001) J Recept Signal Transduct Res 19, 75-120.
  2. Takeda, K. et al. (1997) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 94, 3801-4.
  3. Catlett-Falcone, R. et al. (1999) Immunity 10, 105-15.
  4. Garcia, R. and Jove, R. (1998) J Biomed Sci 5, 79-85.
  5. Bromberg, J.F. et al. (1999) Cell 98, 295-303.
  6. Darnell, J.E. et al. (1994) Science 264, 1415-21.
  7. Ihle, J.N. (1995) Nature 377, 591-4.
  8. Wen, Z. et al. (1995) Cell 82, 241-50.
  9. Yokogami, K. et al. (2000) Curr Biol 10, 47-50.
  10. Biethahn, S. et al. (1999) Exp Hematol 27, 885-94.

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