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AlphaLISA Human TAU Detection Kit, 5,000 Assay Points

The AlphaLISA® Human Microtubule-associated Protein Tau (TAU) Detection Kit is designed for detection and quantitation of human TAU in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), buffered solution or cell culture medium in a homogeneous (no-wash steps, no separation steps) assay. The antibodies used in the kit correspond to clone numbers BT2 and Tau 12.

For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. All products to be used in accordance with applicable laws and regulations including without limitation, consumption & disposal requirements under European REACH regulations (EC 1907/2006).
Part Number: AL271C
Unit Size: 500 Assay Points
Part Number: AL271F
Unit Size: 5,000 Assay Points
  • Formats:

    • Our 500 assay point kit allows you to run 500 wells in 96-well or 384-well format, using a 50 µL reaction volume (5 µL of sample).
    • Our 5,000 assay point kit allows you to run 5,000 wells in 96-well or 384-well format, using a 50 µL reaction volume (5 µL of sample).


    • No-wash steps, no separation steps
    • ELISA alternative technology
    • Sensitive detection
    • Broad sample compatibility
    • Small sample volume
    • Results in less than 3 hours
    • Half the time of an ELISA assay

    Microtubule-associated Protein Tau (TAU) is a neuronal protein that binds to axonal microtubules and has roles in the assembly of microtubules, cytoskeletal structure, and axonal transport. Six isoforms of Tau have been described, ranging from 352 to 441 residues, all originating from the alternative splicing of one gene designated MAPT. Tau interacts with tubulin to stabilize the microtubules, but its phosphorylation blocks this association, resulting in disruption of microtubule organization. In humans, hyperphosphorylated Tau can self-assemble into very insoluble aggregates (paired helical filaments) leading to various pathologies. Tauopathy is the name given to diseases associated with Tau accumulation, among which Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the best known. Tau is a biochemical marker for this neurodegenerative disease as an increase of Tau in cerebrospinal fluid is observed in most patients with AD.

    AlphaLISA technology allows the detection of molecules of interest in a no-wash, highly sensitive, quantitative assay. In an AlphaLISA assay, a biotinylated anti-analyte antibody binds to the Streptavidin-coated Donor beads while another anti-analyte antibody is conjugated to AlphaLISA Acceptor beads. In the presence of the analyte, the beads come into close proximity. The excitation of the Donor beads causes the release of singlet oxygen molecules that triggers a cascade of energy transfer in the Acceptor beads, resulting in a sharp peak of light emission at 615 nm.

  • Application
    Protein Analysis & Detection
    Assay Points
    Assay Target Class
    Automation Compatible
    Detection Method
    Experimental Type
    In vitro
    Shipping Conditions
    Shipped in Blue Ice
    Therapeutic Area
    Central Nervous System
    Unit Size
    5,000 Assay Points