- Created on the 12 June, 2017.
Lactoferrin (LF) which can also be called lactotransferrin (LTF) is an iron binding protein which belongs to the transferrin family that is involved in the innate immune system. Apart from its main biological role of binding and transport of iron, it also possesses antiviral, anti-cancer, antibacterial, catalytic, anti-allergic and antiparasitic properties and functions. Lactoferrin mainly resides in specific granules of the polymorph nuclear neutrophil leukocytes (PMN) and can be present during secretions for example in tears, saliva or milk. Autoantibodies against lactoferrin belong to the pANCA group and these are found to be at elevated levels in patients with ulcerative colitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and rheumatoid vasculitis. During many active inflammatory disease, the higher serum concentrations of lactoferrin can be measured.
Human lactoferrin ELISA kit is intended for analysing in-vitro quantitative amounts of IgG autoantibodies to lactoferrin (LF, lactotransferrin, LTF) in plasma or serum. This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 0.5 U/ml.
The minimum detection sensitivity level of human lactoferrin (lactotransferrin) IgG autoantibodies using this human lactoferrin ELISA kit was 0.5 U/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 6.3 – 100.0 U/ml.
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- Full Name: Lactoferrin Ab ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
- Sensitivity: 0.5 U/ml