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MILLIPLEX® Mouse Pituitary Magnetic Bead Panel - Endocrine Multiplex Assay

The analytes available for this multiplex kit are: ACTH, BDNF, FSH, GH, Prolactin, TSH, LH.


To order a Milliplex® kit, please search for your analyte of interest.

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Quality Level

species reactivity




assay range

accuracy: 96-101%
standard curve range: 12.2-50,000 pg/mL

standard curve range: 122-500,000 pg/mL

standard curve range: 2.4-10,000 pg/mL

standard curve range: 2.4-10,000 pg/mL

standard curve range: 24.4-100,000 pg/mL

standard curve range: 4.9-20,000 pg/mL

standard curve range: 4.9-20,000 pg/mL

inter-assay cv: <20%
intra-assay cv: <15%


multiplexing: suitable

detection method

fluorometric (Luminex xMAP)

shipped in

wet ice

General description

Called the “master gland” because it controls many other endocrine glands, the pituitary secretes several key hormones that play important roles in the regulation of metabolism, growth, and reproduction. Piuitary hormones are responsible for the stimulation of the adrenal gland (ACTH), thyroid gland (TSH), ovaries and testes (FSH, LH) and breast milk production (prolactin), as well as blood pressure and the amount of water excreted by the kidneys. Through its connection with the pituitary, the hypothalamus modulates endocrine function by detecting hormone levels. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a member of NGF family of neurotrophic factors which are required for differentiation and survival of specific neuronal sub-populations.

MILLIPLEX® Mouse Pituitary Panel is a 7-plex kit to be used for the simultaneous quantification of any or all of the following analytes in mouse serum, plasma, and tissue culture samples: ACTH, BDNF, FSH, GH, Prolactin, TSH and LH. This kit uses a 96-well format, contains a lyophilized standard cocktail, two internal assay quality controls and can measure up to 38 samples in duplicate.

The Luminex® xMAP® platform uses a magnetic bead immunoassay format for ideal speed and sensitivity to quantitate multiple analytes simultaneously, dramatically improving productivity while conserving valuable sample volume.

Panel Type: Endocrine


  • Analytes: ACTH, BDNF, FSH, GH, LH, Prolactin, TSH
  • Recommended Sample Type: Mouse serum, plasma, cell/tissue culture supernatants or lysates
  • Recommended Sample Dilution: 10 μL per well of undiluted serum or plasma; cell/tissue culture samples may require dilution in an appropriate control medium.
  • Assay Run Time: For greater sensitivity an overnight incubation is recommended, (16-18 hours) at 2-8°C. Alternatively, incubate for 2 hours at room temperature (20-25°C).
  • Research Category: Endocrine
  • Research Subcategory: Metabolism

Features and Benefits

Design your multiplex kit by choosing available analytes within this panel.

Other Notes

Sensitivity: Please see kit protocol for sensitive’s of individual biomarkers.

Legal Information

Luminex is a registered trademark of Luminex Corp
MILLIPLEX is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
xMAP is a registered trademark of Luminex Corp


Skull and crossbonesEnvironment

Signal Word


Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



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Marina O Fernandez et al.
Endocrinology, 158(1), 121-133 (2016-11-15)
The peroxisome-proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is expressed in the hypothalamus in areas involved in energy homeostasis and glucose metabolism. In this study, we created a deletion of PPARγ brain-knockout (BKO) in mature neurons in female mice to investigate its
Tomohiro Terasaka et al.
Endocrinology, 160(8), 1999-2014 (2019-06-13)
Gonadotropin secretion, which is elicited by GnRH stimulation of the anterior pituitary gonadotropes, is a critical feature of reproductive control and the maintenance of fertility. In addition, activation of the GnRH receptor (GnRHR) regulates transcription and translation of multiple factors
Thomas Blum et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(30), 15236-15243 (2019-07-10)
Dopamine neurons of the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) tonically inhibit the release of the protein hormone prolactin from lactotropic cells in the anterior pituitary gland and thus play a central role in prolactin homeostasis of the body. Prolactin, in turn
Karen J Tonsfeldt et al.
Journal of the Endocrine Society, 3(4), 716-733 (2019-03-25)
In rodents, the preovulatory LH surge is temporally gated, but the timing cue is unknown. Estrogen primes neurons in the anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPV) to secrete kisspeptin, which potently activates GnRH neurons to release GnRH, eliciting a surge of LH
An essential role for insulin and IGF1 receptors in regulating sertoli cell proliferation, testis size, and FSH action in mice.
Pitetti, JL; Calvel, P; Zimmermann, C; Conne, B; Papaioannou, MD; Aubry, F; Cederroth et al.
Molecular Endocrinology null

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