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Growth Hormone ELISA Kit (Rat/Mouse)

  • Created on the 27 February, 2018.

BACKGROUND

Growth hormone (GH) is also sometimes referred to as somatotropin, it is a 191 amino acid polypeptide which is produced, stored and secreted by somatrotropic cells (anterior pituitary gland). It is a peptide hormone which is responsible for stimulating growth, cell regeneration and cell reproduction in human and many other animals. There are several isoforms of GH which can exist in the pituitary gland and then be released into the blood stream. GH is a stress hormone which functions in elevating the levels of glucose and free fatty acids, it can also stimulate IGF-1 production.

INTENDED USE

Rat/Mouse GH ELISA kit can be used for measuring quantitative levels of mouse and rat growth hormone (GH, somatotropin) using plasma or serum samples. This assay has a minimum sensitivity detection limit of < 0.04 ng/ml.

SENSITIVITY

The minimum sensitivity detection limit of rat or mouse growth hormone (GH, somatotropin) using this rat/mouse GH ELISA kit was approximately 0.04 ng/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 0.15 – 9.0 ng/ml.

REFERENCES

  1. Identification of rat growth hormone genomic sequences targeting pituitary expression in transgenic mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (1988) 85 (13): 4755-9. Lira S.A., et al.
  2. Isolation and characterization of rat-mouse somatic cell hybrids secreting growth hormone and prolactin. Exp Cell Res. (1986) 162 (2): 475-85. Melmed S. and Fagin J.A.
  3. Both estrogen receptor α and β stimulate pituitary GH gene expression. Mol Endocrinol. (2014) 28 (1): 40-52. Avtanski D., et al.
  4. Recombinant rat and mouse growth hormones: risk assessment of carcinogenic potential in 2-year bioassays in rats and mice. Toxicol Sci. (2007) 97 (2): 548-61. Farris G.M., et al.
  5. Identifying growth hormone-regulated enhancers in the Igf1 locus. Physiol Genomics. (2015) 47 (11): 559-68. Alzhanov D., et al.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Full Name: Growth Hormone ELISA Kit (Rat/Mouse)
  • Reactivity: Rat, Mouse
  • Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
  • Sensitivity: < 0.04 ng/ml

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