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Noradrenaline (Norepinephrine) Research ELISA Kit

  • Created on the 4 March, 2017.

BACKGROUND

Noradrenaline (NA)(also called norepinephrine) is a neurotransmitter which functions mainly in the brain and belongs to the family of hormones which are referred to as catecholamines. Outside of the brain, one of its primary roles again is of a neurotransmitter through the sympathetic ganglia or it can be directly into the bloodsteam through the adrenal glands. Norepinephrine requires binding to specific surface receptors in order to have an effect of certain target cells, this is regardless of how and where it is being released. The release of norepinephrine is at its lowest during sleep and can reach peak levels during situations of stress and danger, this is often referred to as a fight-or-flight response.

In the brain, norepinephrine can be formed in the nuclei or within closely packed brain cell neurons. It has a predominate role in mobilising the brain for efficient functioning, where it is widely known in helping to increase alertness and arousal, increase anxiety  and restlessness, , enhance the retrieval  and formation of memory, promoting vigilance and focus attention. In the rest of the body noradrenaline functions in reducing blood flow to the gastrointestinal system, inhibiting gastrointestinal motility and voiding of the bladder, triggering the release of glucose from energy stores, increasing blood pressure and heart rate and increasing blood flow to skeletal muscles.

 

INTENDED USE

Noradrenaline ELISA kit can be used for detecting in vitro quantitative concentrations of noradrenaline (NA) and norepinephrine (NE) in human plasma, other biological samples and cell culture medium. This assay has a minimum detection limit of 1.3 pg/ml.

SENSITIVITY

The minimum sensitivity level of norepinephrine or noradrenaline using this human noradrenaline ELISA kit was approximately 1.3 pg/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 0.2 – 32 ng/ml.

REFERENCES

  1. Effects of hypocretin and norepinephrine interaction in bed nucleus of the stria terminalis on arterial pressure. Neuroscience. (2013) 255: 278-91. Ciriello J., et al.
  2. Norepinephrine: a neuromodulator that boosts the function of multiple cell types to optimize CNS performance. Neurochem Res. (2012) 37 (11): 2496-512. Review. O’Donnell J., et al.
  3. Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension: roles of norepinephrine deficiency in its causes, its treatment, and future research directions. Curr Med Res Opin. (2015) 31 (11): 2095-104. Review. Loavenbruck A. and Sandroni P.
  4. Altered locus coeruleus-norepinephrine function following single prolonged stress. Eur J Neurosci. (2013) 37 (6): 901-9. George S.A., et al.
  5. Regulation of the norepinephrine transporter by endothelins: a potential therapeutic target. Vitam Horm. (2015) 98: 371-405. Review. Vatta M.S., et al.
  6. Norepinephrine inhibits the migratory activity of pancreatic cancer cells. Exp Cell Res. (2013) 319 (12): 1744-58. Stock A.M., et al.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Full Name: Noradrenaline (Norepinerphrine) Research ELISA Kit
  • Reactivity: Human
  • Sample Type: Plasma, Other Biological Samples, Cell Culture Medium
  • Sensitivity: 1.3 pg/ml

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