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Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is also be called scatter factor (SF), a paracrine motility, morphogenic and cellular growth factor that is secreted in an inactive single peptide form which can be cleaved by a serine proteases to form an alpha-chain (69kDa) and a beta-chain (34 kDa). The active form is generated as a result of a disulfide bond between the alpha and beta chains to give a heterodimeric molecule. HGF protein is a member of the plasminogen subfamily of S1 peptidases but does not possess any detectable protease activity. It is found to be secreted by mesenchymal cells and known to target and act primarily on either endothelial or epithelial cells, however, there is some evidence that it may also act upon T cells or haemopoietic progenitor cells. Hepatocyte growth factors have a major role in wound healing and in embryonic organ development (especially myogenesis during organ regeneration in adults). Furthermore, its ability to stimulate matrix invasion, cell motility and mitogenesis indicates that it may have a key role tissue regeneration, tumorogenesis and angiogenesis. The gene that encodes the human HGF is found to be linked to human chromosome 7.
Human HGF ELISA kit is a reliable quantitative procedure for measuring hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in human serum, plasma, body fluids, tissue lysates and cell culture supernatant. This assay has a minimum sensitivity detection limit of < 5.0 pg/ml.
The minimum sensitivity detection limit of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) using this human HGF ELISA kit was approximately < 5.0 pg/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 31.2 – 2000.0 pg/ml.
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- Full Name: Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Serum, Plasma, Cell Culture Supernatant, Body Fluids, Tissue Lysates
- Sensitivity: < 5.0 pg/ml