Multiplex Analysis of Diabetes and Cytokine Biomarker Expression

Bio-Rad Laboratories recently announced the launch of 2 multiplex bead array panels for scientist engaged in Diabetes research. The assays are for the detection of 8 mouse and 10 human biomarkers of diabetes and obesity and can be run on Bio-Rad’s Bio-Plex instrument (or other Luminex based platforms).

The Bio-Plex Pro Diabetes Assays only require 12.5 ug of sample and will produce accurate and sensitive results in under 3 hours.

In recognition of the important role that cytokines play in the progression of diabetes, Bio-Rad has ensured that the Bio-Plex Pro Diabetes Assay is fully compatible with its Bio-Plex Pro cytokine, chemokine and growth factor assays. Now diabetes researchers can perform a multi-plex analysis in order to quantify the most important diabetes biomarkers AND cytokine, chemokine and growth factor expression from just 12.5 ug of sample…all in the same tube! This is a huge benefit to any diabetes researcher as it helps eliminate inter-experimental variability that can arise when quantifying analytes from different aliquots of the same sample.

The Bio-Plex Pro Mouse Diabetes Assay includes a multiplex analysis of Ghrelin, GIP, GLP-1, glucagon, insulin, leptin, PAI-1 and Resistin. The Bio-Plex Pro Human Diabetes Assay quantifies levels of c-peptide, visfatin, ghrelin, GIP, GLP-1, glucagon, insulin, leptin, PAI-1 and Resistin in your 12.5 ul sample.

See the Bio-Plex Pro Mouse Diabetes Assay and the
Bio-Plex Pro Human Diabetes Assay brochures from Bio-Rad Laboratories for more information on ordering options and assay parameters including sensitivity, cross-reactivity, assay range and specificity.

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3 Responses to “Multiplex Analysis of Diabetes and Cytokine Biomarker Expression”

  1. multiplex analysis is better done with microarray technology

    • avi_wener says:

      I think that bead-based technologies such as the bio-plex and microarray are complimentary technologies. It is difficult to find a one size fits all solution for any question. Scientists will often perform microarray and bio-plex in concert doing an initial screening with microarray and a follow up quantitative analysis with bio-plex.

  2. One suggestion for coping with diabetes is to keep your diet under control. Try not to eat a lot of junk food, instead, eat fruits, vegetables, lean cold cuts, oily fish and unsaturated fats. You will feel far better and you will see a visible difference.

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