Properties for Human Activin A ELISA Kit
|Product Category||ELISA Kits|
|Shipping to||Not USA/Canada|
|PDF datasheet||View Datasheet|
|Manufacturer certificates||ISO 9001|
|Add. information||Sensitivity < 12 pg/ml|
|Application||Sandwich ELISA kit of Quantitative Detection for Human Activin A
This kit is used for quantitative detection of human Activin A in cell culture supernates, serum, plasma(heparin, EDTA) and saliva.
There is no detectable cross-reactivity with other relevant proteins.
|Background||Activin A is a homodimer of 14kDa beta-A. Activin A, a cytokine member of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily, is expressed locally by the mesenchymal component of the hemopoietic microenvironment. Its expression is regulated on the mRNA level by different cytokines, and the biological activity of the protein is tightly controlled by several inhibitory molecules.1 Inhibins and activins are members of the transforming growth factor beta superfamily and are known to modulate the growth and differentiation of several cell types.2 Inhibins and activins inhibit and activate, respectively, the secretion of follitropin by the pituitary gland. Inhibins/activins are involved in regulating a number of diverse functions such as hypothalamic and pituitary hormone secretion, gonadal hormone secretion, germ cell development and maturation, erythroid differentiation, insulin secretion, nerve cell survival, embryonic axial development or bone growth, depending on their subunit composition. Inhibins appear to oppose the functions of activins. The standard product used in this kit is recombinant Activin A, which is composed of two single chains of 116 amino acids with the molecular mass of 26KDa.|
|Storage||Store at 4°C for 6 months, at -20°C for 12 months. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles (Shipped with wet ice.)|