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Apelin-12 EIA Kit

 Apelin-12 EIA Kit (Human, Rat, Bovine, Mouse)(EK-057-23) is designed to measure quantitatively the amount of apelin 12.

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96 wells

£ 560.00

Apelin-12 EIA Kit

Specificity : Rat, Human, Mouse, Bovine.
Sensitivity : 0.07ng/ml
Linear Range: 0.07-0.79 ng/ml
Assay Range : 0-100ng/ml
Size: 96 tests.

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

Intended Use:
Apelin-12 EIA kit (Human, Rat, Mouse, Bovine)(Cat. No.# EK-057-23)
is intended for quantitative assay of apelin 12 levels in urineany biological fluidserum, plasma, tissue homogenate and CSF.

Assay Principle:
1. Apelin-12 EIA kit has been pre-coated with secondary antibody and also the non-specific binding sites have been blocked.
2. Secondary antibody is able to bind with the Fc fragment of the primary antibody, the Fab segment is competitively bound by both biotinylated peptides and the peptide standard or the targeted peptide in samples.
3. Biotinylated peptide can then interact with the SA-HRP, which then catalyzes the TMB substrate solution and hydrogen peroxide to form a blue coloured solution.
4. Reaction is stopped by adding hydrogen chloride, which forms a yellow coloured solution.
5. Intensity of the yellow solution is inversely proportional to the amount of the peptide in standard solutions or samples.
6. Unknown concentration of aplin 12 present in the samples can then be determined using this apelin-12 EIA assay by extrapolation from a standard curve.

Cross Reactivity:
Apelin-12 (Human) 100%.
Apelin-13 100%.
Apelin-36 100%.
Alpha-ANP  0%.
ANP (25-56) (N-ANP)  0%.
ADM-52  0%.
BNP-32  0%.
CNP-22 0%.
Ghrelin  0%.
ET-1  0%.
Bradykinin  0%.

Apelin 12 is an endogenous ligand for the G-protein-coupled APJ receptor. It is widely expressed in various organs such as the heart, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, lung, adipose tissue, endothelium, brain, adrenal glands and human plasma. Apelin 12 functions as a mediator of the cardiovascular control, which includes blood flow and blood pressure. It is also a potent stimulators of cardiac contractility, playing a vital part in cardiac tissue remodeling. Its levels are increased in left ventricles of patients with chronic heart failure.

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2. Eur Heart J. (2006) 27 (2): 222-6. Reduced apelin levels in lone atrial fibrillation. Ellinor et al.
3. Atherosclerosis. (2009) 204 (1): 222-8. LDL-cholesterol lowering increases plasma apelin in isolated hypercholesterolemia. Tasci et al.
4. Regul Pept. (2008) 150 (1-3): 33-7. The transcriptional co-activator PGC-1alpha up regulates apelin in human and mouse adipocytes. Mazzucotelli et al.
5. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. (2007) 293 (6): 1590-6. HIF-1 regulates hypoxia- and insulin-induced expression of apelin in adipocytes. Glassford et al.
6. J Am Coll Cardiol. (2008) 52 (11): 908-13. Vascular effects of apelin in vivo in man. Japp et al.
7. Cell Metab. (2008) 8 (5): 437-45. Apelin Stimulates Glucose Utilization in Normal and Obese Insulin-Resistant Mice. Dray et al.
8. J Mol Cell Cardiol. (2006) 41 (5): 798-806. Down-regulation of cardiac apelin system in hypertrophied and failing hearts: Possible role of angiotensin II-angiotensin type 1 receptor system. Iwanaga et al.
9. Eur J Heart Fail. (2007) 9 (3): 306-9. Cardiac resynchronization therapy increases plasma levels of the endogenous inotrope apelin. Francia et al.
10. Am J Pathol. (2007) 171 (5): 1705-12. Requirement of Apelin-Apelin Receptor System for Oxidative Stress-Linked Atherosclerosis. Hashimoto et al.
11. Am J Nephrol. (2007) 27 (1): 1-6. Evidence for Decreased Circulating Apelin beyond Heart Involvement in Uremic Cardiomyopathy. Codognotto et al.
12. Endocrinology. (2005) 146 (4): 1764-71. Apelin, a newly identified adipokine up-regulated by insulin and obesity. Boucher et al.

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