AdipoGen Life Sciences - Leading Supplier of Innovative Research Reagents for Inflammation & Immune Responses - Distributed in the UK & Ireland by Caltag Medsystems

Adipogen Life Sciences

AdipoGen Life Sciences, Inc. (AGLS) has a specialised and comprehensive product portfolio comprised of proteins, antibodies (with a special focus on functional antibodies and recombinant antibodies) and ELISA kits.

They are experts on Inflammation & Immune Responses with products on the following research areas: inflammasomes, innate immunity, B & T cells immune regulation, neuroinflammation, obesity & metabolic diseases, immuno-oncology, and bacterial & viral infection.

AdipoGen also owns chemical laboratories, enabling them to isolate unique natural products and develop new and innovative small molecules and rare antibiotics.

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  • Recombinant Proteins
  • Antibodies
  • ELISA Kits
  • Small Molecules
  • Natural Products / Rare Antibiotics
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Recombinant Proteins

Key Features of AdipoGen's Recombinant Proteins:

  • Low endotoxin levels
  • Produced in E. coli, HEK 293, CHO and Insect Cells
  • Bulk quantities available
  • Animal-Free components production (Serum-Free)

AdipoGen Insights: read more about Multimeric Proteins

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InVivoKines™ – Proteins with Enhanced Activity & Stability

InVivoKines™ are a new generation of recombinant fusion proteins for immunotherapeutic, preclinical and translational in vivo research, developed in-house by AdipoGen Life Sciences. InVivoKines™ are Fc-based fusion proteins using the Knobs-into-holes (KIH) technology.

  • The KIH-Fc technology allows Fc heterodimerisation to create a structure with two different arms, to design naturally occurring active monomeric, heterodimeric or homodimeric proteins.
  • The KIH-Fc domain enhances the plasma half-life of the cytokine which substantially improves the pharmacokinetics (PK) while maintaining activity.
  • The KIH-Fc domain engages with the Fcγ receptors (FcγRs) and the complement C1q, which may result in ADCC, ADCP and CDC.
  • The KIH-Fc LALA-PG mutations inhibit binding to FcγRs and C1q while FcRn binding, and Fc stability remain unaffected.
IL-2:Fc-KIH Monomer
IL-27:Fc-KIH Heterodimer
GDF15:Fc-KIH Homodimer

AdipoGen Insights: read more about InVivoKines™

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Key Features of AdipoGen's Antibodies:

  • Raised against purified native proteins
  • Extensively tested/validated
  • Cited in scientific publications
  • Competent for different applications
  • ATTO, Biotin and FITC-labelled
  • Used in ELISA Kits

AdipoGen Insights: read more about Antibody Validation

AdipoGen Insights: read more about Fibronectin (EDA)

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Functional Grade Antibodies – FuncAbs™

Antibodies displaying an agonist or antagonist activity (functional grade antibodies (FuncAbs™)) are powerful tools for mimicking or blocking physiological functions in vitro and in vivo. Functional grade antibodies are available free of preservatives and tested for low endotoxin content and may be used for activation, neutralising or blocking studies, both in vitro or in vivo.

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Recombinant Monoclonal Antibodies – RecMAbs™ – Produced with No Use of Animals


To promote the advancement of non-animal alternative approaches (3Rs), AdipoGen implemented the antibody phage display technology in-house to develop monoclonal antibodies without the use of animals.

Using this technology, AdipoGen was a forerunner in releasing the first recombinant monoclonal antibody for research on the market in 2010: anti-APRIL (mouse), mAb (rec.) (blocking) (Apry-1-1).

Since then, their portfolio of fully validated recombinant antibodies made with the phage display technology continues to grow, with a focus on functional antibodies that can block or activate their respective target.

Key Features of AdipoGen's RecMAbs™:

  • Developed from a human antibody phage display library and produced in mammalian cells (CHO or HEK 293).
  • Show similar properties compared to monoclonal antibodies developed in mice/rat/rabbit (e.g. affinity in the low nanomolar range).
  • Ideal for conserved antigens (which are poorly immunogenic in animals) to detect conformational epitopes (e.g. GTP-bound proteins) or protein modifications (e.g. phosphorylations, ubiquitinations).

AdipoGen Insights: read more about RecMabs™

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AdipoGen Life Sciences develop and manufacture unique ELISA Kits for metabolic syndrome biomarkers (obesity/type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, cardiovascular), inflammatory disease biomarkers (rheumatoid arthritis, neuroinflammation), cancer & autoimmune disease biomarkers and SARS-CoV/COVID-19 Research.

Key Features of AdipoGen's ELISA Kits:

  • High performance quality kits
  • Reproducible results with low inter- and intra-assay variation
  • High sensitivity and specificity
  • Broad range of sample types (e.g. serum, plasma, cell culture supernatant, urine)
  • Unique intracellular detection systems
  • Many product-specific literature references

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Progranulin ELISA Kit

Progranulin ELISA

AdipoGen’s Progranulin (human) ELISA Kits are the only kits on the market detecting all mutations of Progranulin. They are both validated on Mutated and Null GRN plasma samples.

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Erythroferrone ELISA Kit

Elisa-Kit - Erythroferrone

AdipoGen's Erythroferrone (human) ELISA Kit is a Sandwich assay based on two antibodies and is to be used for the in vitro quantitative determination of human Erythroferrone in cell culture supernatants, serum and plasma. Levels of Erythroferrone measured by this ELISA kit in serum and plasma correspond to mouse protein levels (~ 500 ng/ml).

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Small Molecules

AdipoGen Life Sciences' business division “Small Molecules/Biochemicals” supports the overall product portfolio in the key areas Inflammasomes & Innate Immunity, B & T Cells Immune Regulation, Immune Checkpoint Regulation, Neuroinflammation, Obesity/Metabolic Diseases and Bacterial and Viral Infection. AdipoGen Life Sciences is the manufacturer of many unique and high quality biochemicals and partners closely with Chemodex.

AdipoGen Insights: read more about Biochemicals

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Natural Products / Rare Antibiotics


AdipoGen Life Sciences provides key standard research antibiotics, rare metabolites/antibiotics with new chemical structures (often only described once in literature and afterwards lost to research) or old already forgotten substances for lead drug research, seeking new “antibiotics” with new mode of actions and new molecular targets. In addition, these substances can be used for in vitro or in vivo studies based on their biological activities or as standard secondary metabolites, important as chemo-taxonomic markers of microbial species.

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AdipoGen Products by Research Area

Inflammasomes & Innate Immunity

AdipoGen Life Sciences is an expert in inflammasome research. Inflammasomes are multi-protein complexes whose activity has been implicated in physiological and pathological inflammation.

The hallmarks of inflammasome activation are the secretion of the mature forms of caspase-1 and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) from cells of the innate immune system.

Beneficial inflammatory responses arise by maintaining homeostatic tissue function (detection and repair of tissue damages after trauma or pathogen invasion). Among the harmful inflammatory responses are particle-induced sterile inflammation, caused by host-derived particles such as monosodium urate (MSU) crystals, as well as environmental and industrial particles such as asbestos, silica and metallic nanoparticles.

Accumulating evidence also implicates inflammasome activity in numerous other diseases, including cancer and the development of metabolic diseases (like type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis), some neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer's, Prion, Parkinson's), autoimmune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis) and inflammatory bowel diseases.

AdipoGen provides a large selection of research reagents targeted to the various components of the inflammasome, thanks to a long-term collaboration with the Professor Jurg Tschopp group – the team who discovered the inflammasome in 2002.

AdipoGen Insights: read more about Inflammasomes

AdipoGen Insights: read more about Gasdermin D Signalling Pathways

View NLRP3 Inflammasome Wallchart

AdipoGen also provides a large selection of research reagents targeted to the various components of the immune system. The innate immune system plays an essential role in the host's first line of defence against microbial invasion and involves the recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) or endogenous danger signals through the sensing of danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) by pattern recognition receptors (PRRs).

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B & T Cells Immune Regulation / Immune Checkpoints / Immuno-oncology

TNF Superfamily – Key Cytokines in B & T cell Immuno-Regulation

TNFSF/TNFRSF together with the CD28-B7 family are two major co-signal pathways in T cell activation. CD28, ICOS, GITR, 4-1BB and OX40 pathways co-stimulate T cell activation. CTLA-4, PD-1, BTLA and CD160 pathways co-inhibit T cell activation.

Read more about the TNF Superfamily

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AdipoGen Insights: read more about Autoimmune Disease Biomarkers APRIL & BAFF

Immune Checkpoint Reagents: Focus on T Cells

Cancer immunotherapy (also called immuno-oncology) is the artificial stimulation of the immune system to treat cancer, improving the system’s natural ability to fight cancer. Immune checkpoints are regulators of the immune system. These pathways are crucial for self-tolerance, which prevents the immune system from attacking cells indiscriminately. Inhibitory checkpoint molecules, such as CTLA-4, PD-1, PD-L1 or LAG-3 are targets for cancer immunotherapy due to their potential for use in multiple types of cancers. AdipoGen Life Sciences offers a broad panel of immune checkpoint reagents, including recombinant proteins, antibodies, and ELISA Kits.

AdipoGen Insights: read more about T Cell Immune Checkpoint for Immuno-Oncology Research

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AdipoGen offers a broad range of unique tools for neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration research. This includes a broad range of Irisin-related reagents, IL-33 reagents, the best inflammasomes research reagents to study the activation of neuroinflammation, posttranslational microtubule-specific antibodies, unique progranulin ELISA Kits and proteins, a broad range of immunometabolism reagents, biologically active Netrin-1 for axon outgrowth studies, many Neurochemicals, a selected range of neuronal dyes and stain, and many other reagents.

AdipoGen Insights: read more about Interleukin-33

AdipoGen Insights: read more about Netrin-1

AdipoGen Insights: read more about The Tubulin Code

Obesity & Metabolism

Obesity & Diabetes

Obesity is at an all-time high and numbers just keep growing, with it increasing the chances of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, it is not a surprise that obesity and metabolism are hot topics for research. It is becoming evident that these diseases are linked to unbalanced nutrition together with closely related inflammatory processes.

AdipoGen Life Sciences provides a wide range of products for obesity research, including adipokine ELISA kits, obesity-related proteins & antibodies, Fibroblast Growth Factor products, PPAR reagents, metabolic research modulators and much more.

AdipoGen Insights: read more about GDF15 – an Exercise-induced Factor regulating Appetite & Energy Expenditure

Immunometabolism Research

Immunometabolism is a research field that provides new insights into the dynamic crosstalk between the immune system (immunity) and metabolic processes of an organism (metabolism).

AdipoGen Life Sciences offers a broad range of Cell Metabolism and NAD+ Metabolism Reagents:

  • Small Molecules Modulators of Glycolysis, TCA Cycle, Fatty Acid Oxidation, Fatty Acid Synthesis Pathway, Amino Acid Pathways
  • Inhibitors of IDO1 and Nampt
  • Biologically Active Enzymes: Human Arginase I / Human IDO1 Enzyme / Mouse Nampt

AdipoGen Insights: read more about the FNDC/Irisin Protein Family

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AdipoGen Life Sciences is a leading manufacturer of COVID-19 related products for:

  • the qualitative detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG in serum and plasma.
  • validating SARS-CoV-2 immune response.
  • discovering biological or chemical agents that are inhibiting the binding of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein (RBD) to its human receptor ACE2
  • the quantitative detection of soluble ACE2 levels in serum, plasma, urine and cell culture supernatants.

AdipoGen Insights: read more about reagents for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Research

Blog posts


AdipoGen Life Sciences is the manufacturer of many unique and high-quality biochemicals and partners closely with Chemodex.


Salinosporamide A [Marizomib] - Potent Proteasome Inhibitor

AdipoGen is a manufacturer of Salinosporamide A - a potent, irreversible inhibitor of all 3 proteolytic activities of the mammalian 20S proteasome.


PMA - Standard Reagent for THP1 Cell Differentiation

AdipoGen Life Sciences is a manufacturer of high-purity PMA - the most common phorbol and a potent tumour promoter and highly inflammatory in nature.


Latrunculin A & B - Potent Actin Polymerisation Inhibitors

AdipoGen Life Sciences is a manufacturer of Latrunculin A and B - cell permeable marine toxins, that disrupt microfilament-mediated processes.


Bafilomycin A1 – Potent V-ATPase Inhibitor

AdipoGen is a manufacturer of Bafilomycin A1 - a specific vacuolar-type H+-ATPase inhibitor that distinguishes among different types of ATPases.


α-Galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) - Potent iNKT Activator

AdipoGen is a manufacturer of high-purity α-GalCer - a potent activator of iNKT cells with immunomodulatory properties and anti-tumour activity.


Netrin-1 – Neuron Guidance Factor Involved in iPS Regulation and Tumourigenesis

AdipoGen Life Sciences is the developer and manufacturer of the recombinant antibody clone 2F5 and biologically active human Netrin-1.


Interleukin-33 (IL-33) - A Potent Activator of Type 2 Immune Responses

AdipoGen Life Sciences offers a broad range of unique and potent IL-33 research tools.


GDF15, an Exercise-induced Factor regulating Appetite & Energy Expenditure

AdipoGen’s homodimeric protein Fc (LALA-PG)-KIH (human):GDF15 (mouse) (rec.) is a unique protein with long-acting high activity for in vivo studies.


Cellular Fibronectin (EDA) in Tumour Progression and Inflammation

AdipoGen is a manufacturer of the antibody clone IST-9, the standard antibody to detect and study cellular Fibronectin-EDA in IHC & ICC experiments.


InVivoKines™ - Proteins with Enhanced Activity & Stability for InVivo Research

InVivoKines™ are a range of recombinant fusion proteins for immunotherapeutic, preclinical & translational in vivo research, developed by AdipoGen.


New B7 Family Immune Checkpoint Proteins

Recently 5 new B7 family ligands, B7-H3, B7-H4, B7-H5, B7-H6 & B7-H7, were identified, all of them possibly of high interest in immunotherapy research.


HVEM – BTLA – LIGHT – CD160 Network

The checkpoint receptors/ligands system HVEM, LIGHT, CD160 and BTLA (CD272) is part of a complex network of overlapping receptor interactions.


OX40 – OX40L Pathway

OX40 is an activating receptor expressed on the surface of activated cytotoxic T cells & Tregs. OX40 activates & amplifies T cell responses.


TIGIT – CD155 – CD112 – CD226 Network

Tumour cells exploit the dominance of the inhibitory TIGIT pathway to avoid immune-mediated destruction.


LAG-3 – Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) – T Cell Receptor (TCR) Pathway

Dual inhibition of LAG-3 and other checkpoint pathways may synergistically increase T cell antitumour activity.



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