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Cystatin B Human ELISA

  • Regulatory status:RUO
  • Type:Sandwich ELISA, Biotin-labelled antibody
  • Other names:CSTB, Stefin B
  • Species:Human
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RD193398200CS 96 wells (1 kit)
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Technical Data


Sandwich ELISA, Biotin-labelled antibody


Serum, Urine

Sample Requirements

10 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

0.05–2.5 ng/ml



  • It is intended for research use only
  • The total assay time is less than 3 hours
  • The kit measures cystatin B in human serum and urine
  • Assay format is 96 wells
  • Standard is a recombinant protein produced in E.coli
  • Components of the kit are provided ready to use, concentrated or lyophilized

Research topic

Autoimmunity, Oncology


Cystatin B (CSTB), also known as stefin B, is an endogenous inhibitor of cysteine proteinases localized in the nukleus and the cytosol. Stefins are 11 kDa intracellular proteins, which are ubiquitously expressed in human tissues. They belong to the family of cystatins, which are endogenous cysteine protease inhibitors specific for the papain-family of cysteine proteinases and are classified as the IH clan in the MEROPS scheme. Stefin B is a globular protein of 98 amino acid residues which does not contain disulphide bonds (it has one cysteine at site 3) or carbohydrate groups. Cystatin B belongs to the cystatins superfamily which has primarily been explored with respect to its capacity to inhibit intracellular cysteine proteases leaking from lysosomes and has been implicated in several types of cancers, such as breast, lung and colorectal cancers, glio¬blastoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, laryngeal, esophageal and hepatocellular carcinomas, and prostatic adenocarcinoma. The dysregulated expres¬sion of CSTB appears to be associated with tumorigenesis and may be mediated by a variety of cytokines and growth factors, including transforming growth factor-β (TGF β). In the nervous system, Cystatin B is found in neural stem cells, neurons, glia, astrocytes and neuroepithelium. Cystatin B can also interact with amyloid-β, and Cystatin B tetramers are specifically found to inhibit amyloid-β fibril growth. In rheumatoid arthritis, serum Cystatin B is reported to correlate with joint destruction and swelling.

References to Summary

References to Cystatin B

  • Sun T, Turk V, Turk B, Kopitar-Jerala N. Increased expression of stefin B in the nucleus of T98G astrocytoma cells delays caspase activation. Front Mol Neurosci. 2012;5:93
  • Taler-Vercic A, Kirsipuu T, Friedemann M, Noormagi A, Polajnar M, Smirnova J, Znidaric MT, Zganec M, Skarabot M, Vilfan A, Staniforth RA, Palumaa P, Zerovnik E. The role of initial oligomers in amyloid fibril formation by human stefin B. Int J Mol Sci. 2013;14 (9):18362-84
  • Wang X, Gui L, Zhang Y, Zhang J, Shi J, Xu G. Cystatin B is a progression marker of human epithelial ovarian tumors mediated by the TGF-beta signaling pathway. Int J Oncol. 2014 Apr;44 (4):1099-106
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