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Development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the determination of hexoestrol
Ch. L. Xu 1  
,   Ch. F. Peng 1,   L. Liu 1,   L. Wang 1,   Z. Y. Jin 1,   X. G. Chu 2
 
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School of Food Science and Technology, Southern Yangtze University, 214036, WuXi, JiangSu Province, P.R. China
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Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, 100082, Beijing, P.R. China
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Ch. L. Xu   

School of Food Science and Technology, Southern Yangtze University, 214036, WuXi, JiangSu Province, P.R. China
Publication date: 2006-01-06
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2006;15(1):159–171
 
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A competitive enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELSIA) was developed for the quantitative detection of the hexoestrol (HES). Polyclonal rabbit antisera, raised against protein conjugate hexoestrol-mono-caroxyl-propyl-ethyl-bovine-serum-albumin (HES-MCPE-BSA), were utilized in immobilized antibody-based and competitive immunoassays. Assay conditions, including concentrations of antisera and horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-HES were optimized. The effect of incubation time, surfactant concentration, ionic strength and pH of the medium were also investigated. The typical calibration curve gave an average IC50 value of 2.4 ng/mL, calibration range from 0.2 ng/mL to 30.5 ng/mL and a detection limit of 0.07 ng/mL. The specificity of the assay was tested against HES structurally related compounds, and the assay proved highly selective for HES. Assay performance was validated by using spiked urine samples.
ISSN:1230-1388