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DsbA-L Human ELISA

  • Regulatory status:RUO
  • Type:Sandwich ELISA, Biotin-labelled antibody
  • Other names:Disulfide-bond A oxidoreductase-like protein, glutathione S-transferase kappa 1, GSTK1, glutathione S-transferases, GST,
  • Species:Human
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Availability on Request RD191357200R 96 wells (1 kit)
PubMed Product Details
Technical Data


Sandwich ELISA, Biotin-labelled antibody


Serum, Plasma-EDTA, Plasma-Heparin, Plasma-Citrate, Tissue extract

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

10-640 pg/ml

Limit of Detection

3 pg/ml

Intra-assay (Within-Run)

n=8, CV = 5.6 %

Inter-assay (Run-to-Run)

n=6, CV = 5.5 %

Spiking Recovery


Dilution Linearity




  • It is intended for research use only
  • The assay time is less than 3.5 hours
  • The kit measures DsbA-L in serum, plasma (EDTA, citrate, heparin) and tissue homogenates
  • 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, Animal studies


Disulfide-bond A oxidoreductase-like protein (DsbA-L) is the enzyme, which used to be called glutathione S-transferase kappa 1 (GSTK1) in humans and belongs to superfamily of enzymes glutathione S-transferases (GST), which are mainly known for cellular detoxification. GSTK1 enzyme is a homodimer, molecular weight of each subunit being 27 kDa, and shares high sequence and secondary structure homology with bacterial DsbA. Based on this finding, the enzyme GSTK1 was renamed to DsbA-L.
Bacterial DsbA catalyzes disulfide bond formation during folding of secreted proteins and therefore DsbA-L might also have the ability to catalyze disulfide bond formation during protein assembling. DsbA-L is expressed in a number of mouse tissues such as liver, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung; the highest DsbA-L expression was observed in the adipose tissue. It has been shown that DsbA-L expression in adipocytes is negatively correlated with obesity in mice and humans. DsbA-L in adipocytes plays a critical role in regulation of adiponectin secretion and multimerization to form high molecular weight (HMW) complex. This HMW form of adiponectin is the active form of the hormone and has a relevant role in enhancing insulin sensitivity and in protecting against diabetes. Impairment in adiponectin multimerization leads to defects in adiponectin secretion and function and is associated with diabetes. These findings suggest that increasing the ratio of the HMW form rather than the total levels of adiponectin might provide an effective alternative therapeutic strategy.
Transgenic mice overexpressing DsbA-L in fat exhibited increased levels of total and HMW adiponectin compared with wild type mice. These mice also displayed suppression of diet-induced obesity, insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis compared with wild type mice; thus, upregulation of DsbA-L may be a new therapeutic approach to treatment of obesity and associated metabolic disorders.
Originally, DsbA-L was identified as a mitochondrial enzyme but recent investigation provides evidence that DsbA-L is also localized in endoplasmic reticulum (ER). In obesity, increased demands on ER function (protein folding) lead to ER stress which in turn downregulates cellular levels and secretion of adiponectin in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Experiments with 3T3-L1 adipocytes have shown that DsbA-L localization in ER is critical for its promoting effect on adiponectin biosynthesis in adipocytes and for suppressing the negative effects of ER stress.

Summary References (8)

References to DsbA-L

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  • Liu M, Zhou L, Xu A, Lam KSL, Wetzel MD, Xiang R, Zhang J, Xin X, Dong LQ, Liu F: A disulfide-bond A oxidoreductase-like protein (DsbA-L) regulates adiponectin multimerization. PNAS 2008, 105(47):18302-18307
  • Gao F, Fang Q, Zhang R, Lu J, Lu H, Wang C, Ma X, Xu J, Jia W, Xiang K: Polymorphism of DsbA-L gene associates with insulin secretion and body fat distribution in Chinese population. Endocrine J 2009, 56(3):487:494
  • Shield AJ, Murray TP, Cappello JY, Coggan M, Board PG: Polymorphisms in the human glutathione transferase kappa (GSTK1) promoter alter gene expression. Genomics 2010, 95:299-305
  • Zhou L, Liu M, Zhang J, Chen H, Dong LQ, Liu F: DsbA-L alleviates endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced adiponectin downregulation. Diabetes 2010, 59:2809:2816
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  • Liu M, Xiang R, Wilk SA, Zhang N, Sloane LB, Azarnoush K, Zhou L, Chen H, Xiang G, Walter CA, Austad SN, Musi N, DeFronzo RA, Asmis R, Scherer PE, Dong LQ, Liu F: Fat-specific DsbA-L overexpression promotes adiponectin multimerization and protects mice from diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance. Diabetes 2012, 61:2776:2786
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