- Created on the 2 February, 2017.
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a 21 amino acid peptide that is produced from big ET-1 through the action of endothelin converting enzyme (ECE), which are found on vascular endothelial cell membrane. The formation and release of ET-1 is known to be stimulated by angiotensin II, antidiuretic hormone, cytokines, thrombin and other shearing forces that can be acting on the vascular endothelium. Also, the release of endothelin-1 can be inhibited by atrial natriuretic peptides, nitric oxides and by prostacyclin.
Due to its powerful vasoconstrictor properties and the effects it has on intracellular calcium, ET-1 has been implicated in many pathogenesis related to hypertension, heart failure and coronary vasospasm. The receptor antagonists have also been shown to decrease mortality and improve hemodynamic in many experimental models of heart failure.
Endothelin-1 ELISA kit is a reliable quantitative method for detecting endothelin-1 (ET-1) in human serum, EDTA-plasma, cell culture supernatant and tissue extracts. This assay has a minimum sensitivity detection limit of 0.39 pg/ml.
The minimum sensitivity detection limit of human endothelin-1 (ET-1) using this endothelin-1 ELISA kit was approximately 0.39 pg/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 0.78 – 100.0 pg/ml.
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- Full Name: Endothelin-1 (ET-1) ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Serum, EDTA-Plasma, Tissue Extracts, Cell Culture Supernatant
- Sensitivity: 0.39 pg/ml