Human CLDN2 (Claudin-2) ELISA Kit (DEIA-FN286)

Regulatory status: For research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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Size
96T
Sample
serum, plasma, cell culture supernatants, tissue homogenate
Species Reactivity
Human
Intended Use
For quantitative detection of Human CLDN2 (Claudin-2) in serum, plasma, tissue homogenates and other biological fluids.
Contents of Kit
1. 96-well strip plate (Dismountable), 1 plate
2. Lyophilized Standard, 2 vials
3. Sample/Standard dilution buffer, 20 mL
4. Biotin-detection antibody (Concentrated), 120 uL
5. Antibody dilution buffer, 10 mL
6. HRP-Streptavidin Conjugate(SABC), 120 uL
7. SABC dilution buffer, 10 mL
8. TMB substrate, 10 mL
9. Stop solution, 10 mL
10. Wash buffer (25X), 30 mL
11. Plate Sealer, 5 pieces
12. Product Manual, 1 copy
Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
Precision
Intra-Assay: CV<8%
Inter-Assay: CV<10%
Detection Range
0.78-50 ng/mL
Sensitivity
0.469 ng/mL
Standard Curve

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References


Upregulation of T-cell factor-4 isoform-responsive target genes in hepatocellular carcinoma

LIVER INTERNATIONAL

Authors: Tomimaru, Yoshito; Koga, Hironori; Yano, Hirohisa; de la Monte, Suzanne; Wands, Jack R.; Kim, Miran

Background: The Wnt/-catenin signalling pathway regulates genes involved in cell proliferation, survival, migration and invasion through regulation by T-cell factor (TCF)-4 transcription factor proteins. However, the role of TCF-4 isoforms generated by alternative splicing events in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unknown. Aim: Here, we investigated TCF-4 isoforms (TCF-4J and K)-responsive target genes that are important in hepatic oncogenesis and tumour development. Methods: Gene expression microarray was performed on HCC cells overexpressing TCF-4J and K isoforms. Expression level of selected target genes was evaluated and correlations were made between their expression level and that of TCF-4 isoform in 47 pairs of human HCC tumours. Results: Comparison by gene expression microarray revealed that 447 genes were upregulated and 343 downregulated more than 2.0-fold in TCF-4J compared with TCF-4K expressing cells. We validated expression of 18 selected target genes involved in Wnt/-catenin, insulin/IGF-1/IRS1 and Notch signalling pathways in 47 pairs of human HCCs and adjacent uninvolved liver tissues. It was observed that 13 genes (CLDN2, STK17B, SPP1, AXIN2, WISP2, MMP7, IRS1, ANXA1, CAMK2N1, ASPH, GPR56, CD24 and JAG1) activated by TCF-4J isoform in HCC cells, were also upregulated in HCC tumours compared with adjacent peritumour tissue; more importantly, 10 genes exhibited a significant correlation with the TCF-4J expression level in tumour. Conclusion: TCF-4 isoforms (TCF-4J and K) activated different downstream target genes in HCC. The biological consequence of TCF-4J isoform expression was upregulation of genes associated with tripartite Wnt/-catenin, insulin/IGF-1/IRS1 and Notch signal transduction pathway activation, which contribute to the pathogenesis of HCC.

A mechanically-induced colon cancer cell population shows increased metastatic potential

MOLECULAR CANCER

Authors: Tang, Xin; Kuhlenschmidt, Theresa B.; Li, Qian; Ali, Shahjahan; Lezmi, Stephane; Chen, Hong; Pires-Alves, Melissa; Laegreid, William W.; Saif, Taher A.; Kuhlenschmidt, Mark S.

Background: Metastasis accounts for the majority of deaths from cancer. Although tumor microenvironment has been shown to have a significant impact on the initiation and/or promotion of metastasis, the mechanism remains elusive. We previously reported that HCT-8 colon cancer cells underwent a phenotypic transition from an adhesive epithelial type (E-cell) to a rounded dissociated type (R-cell) via soft substrate culture, which resembled the initiation of metastasis. The objective of current study was to investigate the molecular and metabolic mechanisms of the E-R transition. Methods: Global gene expressions of HCT-8 E and R cells were measured by RNA Sequencing (RNA-seq); and the results were further confirmed by real-time PCR. Reactive oxygen species (ROS), anoikis resistance, enzyme activity of aldehyde dehydrogenase 3 family, member A1 (ALDH3A1), and in vitro invasion assay were tested on both E and R cells. The deformability of HCT-8 E and R cells was measured by atomic force microscopy (AFM). To study the in vivo invasiveness of two cell types, athymic nude mice were intra-splenically injected with HCT-8 E or R cells and sacrificed after 9 weeks. Incidences of tumor development and metastasis were histologically evaluated and analyzed with Fisher's exact test. Results: Besides HCT-8, E-R transition on soft substrates was also seen in three other cancer cell lines (HCT116, SW480 colon and DU145 prostate cancer). The expression of some genes, such as ALDH3A1, TNS4, CLDN2, and AKR1B10, which are known to play important roles in cancer cell migration, invasion, proliferation and apoptosis, were increased in HCT-8 R cells. R cells also showed higher ALDH3A1 enzyme activity, higher ROS, higher anoikis resistance, and higher softness than E cells. More importantly, in vitro assay and in vivo animal models revealed that HCT-8 R cells were more invasive than E cells. Conclusions: Our comprehensive comparison of HCT-8 E and R cells revealed differences of molecular, phenotypical, and mechanical signatures between the two cell types. To our knowledge, this is the first study that explores the molecular mechanism of E-R transition, which may greatly increase our understanding of the mechanisms of cancer mechanical microenvironment and initiation of cancer metastasis.

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