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Betatrophin Mouse ELISA

  • Regulatory status:RUO
  • Type:Sandwich ELISA, Biotin-labelled antibody
  • Other names:RIFL, Hepatocellular carcinoma-associated protein TD26, C19orf80, UNQ599/PRO1185, Lipasin, Angiopoietin-like protein 8, ANGPTL-8, ANGPTL 8, ANGPTL8
  • Species:Mouse
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Cat. No. Size Price

RD291531200R 96 wells (1 kit)
PubMed Product Details
Technical Data


Sandwich ELISA, Biotin-labelled antibody



Sample Requirements

5 µl/well


At ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.


Store the complete kit at 2 8°C. Under these conditions, the kit is stable until the expiration date (see label on the box).

Calibration Curve

Calibration Range

0.63 – 40 ng/ml

Limit of Detection

0.138 ng/ml

Intra-assay (Within-Run)

n = 8; CV = 5.8 %

Inter-assay (Run-to-Run)

n = 6; CV = 6.7 %

Spiking Recovery

93.4 %

Dilutation Linearity

93.7 %



  • It is intended for research use only
  • The total assay time is less than 3.5 hours
  • The kit measures betatrophin in serum
  • Assay format is 96 wells
  • Standard is recombinant protein based
  • Components of the kit are provided ready to use, concentrated or lyophilized

Research topic

Diabetology - Other Relevant Products, Energy metabolism and body weight regulation, Lipoprotein metabolism, Animal studies


Betatrophin belongs to the family of angiopoietin-like proteins and it has been given many different names: angiopoietin-like protein-8 (ANGPTL8), lipasin, hepatocellular carcinoma-associated protein-TD26, RIFL, and most recently, betatrophin.
The ANGPTL protein family contains 7 typical members which are characterized by the presence of a coiled-coil domain at the N-terminus, a fibrinogen-like domain at the C-terminus and a signal peptide for protein secretion. N- and C-terminal domains of ANGPTLs have distinct functions (lipid regulation, angiogenesis). Betatrophin is a new but atypical member of the ANGPTL family, because it lacks the fibrinogen-like domain.
The gene for mouse betatrophin encodes a protein composed of 198 amino acids (the mouse gene is annotated as Gm6484; the human gene is annotated as C19orf80). The gene Gm6484 has four exons and lies within the intron of another gene, Dock6, on the opposite strand. The mouse gene for betatrophin lies on mouse chromosome 9 and the human gene for betatrophin lies on human chromosome 19. Betatrophin is a small protein with a molecular weight of 22 kDa.
Betatrophin is highly conserved in all mammalian species examined but is evidently absent in nonmammalian vertebrates and in invertebrates.
Expression of betatrophin in mice has been described in several organs including the liver, brown and white adipose tissue, adrenal glands, duodenum and small intestine. In humans, betatrophin is primarily expressed in the liver, where betatrophin mRNA levels are 250-fold higher than in other tissues.
The hormone betatrophin was recently described as a potent stimulator of beta cell proliferation in mice. Transient expression of betatrophin in mouse liver significantly and specifically promotes pancreatic β-cell proliferation, expands β-cell mass, and improves glucose tolerance. Induced insulin resistance is a known potent stimulator of betatrophin expression in liver and fat tissue. The basic proliferation rate of β-cells in adult mammals is very low under normal physiological conditions, typically less than 1%. However, when metabolically challenged, such as during pregnancy, diet-induced insulin resistance, and experimental β-cell ablation, β-cells have the capacity to expand by proliferation, at least in rodents. About 20-fold surge in hepatic expression of betatrophin mRNA was seen in mice during gestation, a time known to be associated with insulin resistance, accompanied with pancreatic β-cell expansion. In particular, hepatic insulin resistance was shown to be a powerful promoter of β-cell replication in mice decades ago. However, the mechanism of action of betatrophin remains unknown.
ANGPTL8 (betatrophin) is involved in lipid metabolism. ANGPTL8 plays a major role in the trafficking of triglycerides to peripheral tissues in response to food intake in mice.
The secreted protein has been detected in human plasma. Plasma betatrophin concentrations are approximately doubled in patients with type 1 diabetes. Betatrophin is 40% higher in patients with type 2 diabetes and levels increase with age.
The recent discovery of betatrophin has raised high hopes for the rapid development of a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of diabetes. At present, however, the effects of betatrophin on human β-cells are not known. Although mouse β-cells, in their normal location in the pancreas or when transplanted under the kidney capsule, respond with a dramatic increase in β-cell DNA replication, human β-cells are completely unresponsive. These results put into question whether betatrophin could be useful with respect to treating human diabetes.

References to Summary

References to Betatrophin

  • Espes D, Lau J, Carlsson PO. Increased circulating levels of betatrophin in individuals with long-standing type 1 diabetes. Diabetologia. 2014 Jan;57 (1):50-3
  • Espes D, ORCID: 0000-0001-8843-7941, Martinell M, ORCID: 0000-0002-6060-6229, Carlsson PO, ORCID: 0000-0002-7666-073X. Increased circulating betatrophin concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes. Int J Endocrinol. 2014;2014:323407
  • Jiao Y, Le Lay J, Yu M, Naji A, Kaestner KH. Elevated mouse hepatic betatrophin expression does not increase human beta-cell replication in the transplant setting. Diabetes. 2014 Apr;63 (4):1283-8
  • Raghow R. Betatrophin: A liver-derived hormone for the pancreatic beta-cell proliferation. World J Diabetes. 2013 Dec 15;4 (6):234-7
  • Salas E, Rabhi N, Froguel P, Annicotte JS. Role of Ink4a/Arf locus in beta cell mass expansion under physiological and pathological conditions. J Diabetes Res. 2014;2014:873679
  • Trebotic LK, Klimek P, Thomas A, Fenzl A, Leitner K, Springer S, Kiefer FW, Kautzky-Willer A. Circulating Betatrophin Is Strongly Increased in Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. PLoS One. 2015;10 (9):e0136701
  • Wang Y, Quagliarini F, Gusarova V, Gromada J, Valenzuela DM, Cohen JC, Hobbs HH. Mice lacking ANGPTL8 (Betatrophin) manifest disrupted triglyceride metabolism without impaired glucose homeostasis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 1;110 (40):16109-14
  • Yi P, Park JS, Melton DA. Betatrophin: a hormone that controls pancreatic beta cell proliferation. Cell. 2013 May 9;153 (4):747-58
  • Zhang R, Abou-Samra AB. A dual role of lipasin (betatrophin) in lipid metabolism and glucose homeostasis: consensus and controversy. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2014;13:133
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