Human Follistatin Quantikine ELISA Kit

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Human Follistatin Quantikine ELISA Kit Summary

The Quantikine Human Follistatin Immunoassay is a 5.5 hour solid-phase ELISA designed to measure human Follistatin (FS288, FS300, and FS315) in follicular fluid, cell culture supernates, serum, and plasma. It contains Sf 21-expressed recombinant human Follistatin and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. It has been shown to accurately quantitate recombinant human Follis...tatin. Results obtained using natural Follistatin showed linear curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quantikine kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural Follistatin.
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Natural and recombinant human Follistatin
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Solid Phase Sandwich ELISA
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Interference observed with 1 or more available related molecules.
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Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.


This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.

Alternate Names for Human Follistatin Quantikine ELISA Kit

  • follistatin isoform FST317
  • Follistatin
  • FS
  • FSActivin-binding protein
  • FST


Follistatin (FST) is a secreted glycoprotein that binds and neutralizes several TGF-beta superfamily proteins including Activin, BMP-6, BMP-7, and GDF-8/Myostatin. It also binds Angiogenin and regulates hematopoietic stem cell adhesion to Fibronectin. Some Follistatin binding partners will also bind Follistatin-like proteins such as FSL-3. Of three follistatin isoforms, the full-length mature follistatin (FST315) is the most abundant and the sole form in plasma, but has lower binding affinity for both activins and heparins than alternative forms. The acidic tail is missing in the splice variant FST288, which shows highest affinity, and partial in the proteolytically produced FST303, which shows intermediate affinity. Genetic deletion of follistatin in mice, or expression of only the FST288 form, is lethal perinatally due to defects of lung, skin and musculoskeletal system. Expression of only the FST315 isoform allows survival, with defects in vascularization and female fertility.

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S Sarcar, W Tulalamba, MY Rincon, J Tipanee, HQ Pham, H Evens, D Boon, E Samara-Kuk, M Keyaerts, M Loperfido, E Berardi, S Jarmin, P In't Veld, G Dickson, T Lahoutte, M Sampaolesi, P De Bleser, T VandenDrie, MK Chuah Next-generation muscle-directed gene therapy by in silico vector design Nat Commun, 2019;10(1):492. 2019 [PMID: 30700722] (Mouse) Mouse
Z He, Y Tian, PL Valenzuela, C Huang, J Zhao, P Hong, Z He, S Yin, A Lucia Myokine Response to High-Intensity Interval vs. Resistance Exercise: An Individual Approach Front Physiol, 2018;9(0):1735. 2018 [PMID: 30559681] (Human) Human
E Fife, J Kostka, ? Kroc, A Guligowska, M Pig?owska, B So?tysik, A Kaufman-Sz, K Fabianowsk, T Kostka Relationship of muscle function to circulating myostatin, follistatin and GDF11 in older women and men BMC Geriatr, 2018;18(1):200. 2018 [PMID: 30165829] (Human) Human
R Tao, C Wang, O Stöhr, W Qiu, Y Hu, J Miao, XC Dong, S Leng, M Stefater, N Stylopoulo, L Lin, KD Copps, MF White Inactivating hepatic follistatin alleviates hyperglycemia Nat. Med., 2018;0(0):. 2018 [PMID: 29867232] (Mouse) Mouse
J Ma, C Pichavant, H du Bois, M Bhakta, MP Calos DNA-Mediated Gene Therapy in a Mouse Model of Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2B Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev, 2017;7(0):123-131. 2017 [PMID: 29159199] (Mouse) Mouse
BT Elliott, P Herbert, N Sculthorpe, FM Grace, D Stratton, LD Hayes Lifelong exercise, but not short-term high-intensity interval training, increases GDF11, a marker of successful aging: a�preliminary investigation Physiol Rep, 2017;5(13):. 2017 [PMID: 28701523] (Human) Human
K Ikeda, A Ito, R Imada, M Sato, Y Kawabe, M Kamihira In vitro drug testing based on contractile activity of C2C12 cells in an epigenetic drug model Sci Rep, 2017;7(0):44570. 2017 [PMID: 28300163] (Human) Human
Stelios Loukides Activin A and follistatin in patients with asthma. Does severity make the difference? Respirology, 2016;0(0):. 2016 [PMID: 27807906] (Human) Human
Wilson C, Ottewell P, Coleman R, Holen I The differential anti-tumour effects of zoledronic acid in breast cancer - evidence for a role of the activin signaling pathway. BMC Cancer, 2015;15(0):55. 2015 [PMID: 25884855] (Human) Human
Naf S, Escote X, Ballesteros M, Yanez R, Simon-Muela I, Gil P, Albaiges G, Vendrell J, Megia A Serum activin A and follistatin levels in gestational diabetes and the association of the Activin A-Follistatin system with anthropometric parameters in offspring. PLoS ONE, 2014;9(4):e92175. 2014 [PMID: 24763182] (Human) Human
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