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ACTH EIA Kit (Mouse, Rat)

ACTH EIA Kit (Mouse, Rat)(EK-001-21) is designed to be used to quantitatively measure in vitro concentrations of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).

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96 wells

£ 430.00

ACTH EIA Kit (Mouse, Rat)

Specificity : Mouse, Rat
Sensitivity : 0.08ng/ml
Linear Range: 0.08-1.78ng/ml
Assay Range : 0-25ng/ml
Size: 96 tests.

Reagents Supplied:
- Primary antibody (rabbit anti-peptide IgG)(1 vial).
- 2N HCl (15ml).
- Standard peptide (1 vial).
- Streptavidin-horseradish peroxidase (SA-HRP)(30μl).
- Substrate solution (TMB) (12ml).
- 96 well immunoplate (1 plate).
- 20x assay buffer concentrate (50ml).
- Positive control (2 vials).
- Acetate plate sealer (APS), (3 pieces).
- Biotinylated peptide (1 vial).
- Assay diagram (1 sheet).
- General protocol (1 book).

Intended Use:
ACTH EIA kit can be utilised for quantitative in vitro analysis of mouse or rat adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in plasma, culture media, tissue homogenate, CSF, serum, urine and any biological fluid samples.

Cross Reactivity:
ACTH (Rat, Mouse) 100%.
ACTH (Human) 100%.
ACTH (18-39) (Human) 100%.
ACTH (1-24) (Human) 0.01%.
ACTH (7-38) (Human) 0%.
β-Endorphin (Rat) 0%.
α-MSH 0%.
LH-RH 0%.
PACAP-38 (Ovine) 0%.

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH or corticotropin) is made up of 39 amino acids, the first 13 of which may be cleaved to form α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH). ACTH is a polypeptide hormone produced and secreted by the pituitary gland in response to the release of another hormone, called corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), by the hypothalamus. It is found to act through the stimulation of cell surface ACTH receptors, which are primarily located on the adrenocortical cells. It is secreted in several intermittent pulses during the day into the bloodstream and transported around the body. ACTH is released in bursts, so its levels in the blood can vary from minute to minute.  When cortisol levels fall, ACTH levels normally rise. When cortisol levels rise, ACTH levels normally fall. It also increases production of the chemical compounds that trigger an increase in other hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline. Adrenocorticotropic is an important player in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

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  • ACTH EIA Kit
    Detailed protocol insert for this ACTH EIA kit for mouse and rat samples.
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