Microbial Transglutaminase (MTG) ELISA

ELISA for the detection of Microbial Transglutaminase (MTG)

1 Kit 365 € available

Art. No. E021
Background info The present kit (E021) is a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection and quantitative determination of Microbial Transglutaminase from Streptomyces mobaraensis (MTG) in various samples including food samples like meat, sausage, yoghurt, quark, cheese and others.
MTG catalyses the modification of proteins by inserting an isopeptide bond within or between polypeptide chains. Due to this activity MTG is often used for food processing in order to modify properties like texture or taste.
The detection of MTG with the present kit requires sample preparation which includes homogenization and centrifugation.
Quantification of MTG in samples is possible using a calibration curve based on the MTG-standards included in the kit.
Lower MTG-Detection Limit: 0.6 ng/mL (LDL)
Limit of MTG-Quantitation: 3.0 ng/mL (LoQ), 3 ppb (1 mL = 1 g)

Assay principle The microtiter plate wells (solid phase) are coated with antibodies specific to microbial transglutaminase.
1st reaction: Microbial transglutaminase present in the sample binds to the immobilised antibodies, forming the antibody-antigen-complex.
2nd reaction: A microbial transglutaminase specific antibody labeled with biotin binds to the antibody-antigen-complex forming an antibody-antigen-[antibody-biotin] sandwich.
3rd reaction: Streptavidin conjugated to horseradish peroxidase (HRP) binds to the biotin-label fo the antibody-antigen-[antibody-biotin] sandwich.
4th reaction: The HRP-labeled complex converts a substrate (TMB) into a blue product which upon addition of the stop solution turns yellow. Samples containing microbial transglutaminase develop the blue colour (which upon addition of the stop solution turns yellow), whereas samples without microbial transglutaminase remain colourless.
Reagents in the kit Microtiter plate packed in a resealable foil laminate pouch with a dessicant bag
Sample buffer
Wash buffer
Purified anti-microbial transglutaminase antibody labeled with biotin (MTG-Ab conjugate)
Streptavidin-HRP conjugate
Substrate solution
Stop solution (0.5 M H2SO4)
Directions for use
Storage Store the whole kit at 6 - 8°C. It is important that the MTG-standard is not stored below 6°C. The kit is stable up to the expiry date stated on the label of the box. Do not use kit beyond its expiry date. After opening the pouch keep unused microtiter wells resealed to minimize exposure to moisture.

Artikel in DLG-Lebensmittel – 06/2017 zur Bestimmung von Transglutaminase in Lebensmitteln (deutsch)


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