- Created on the 4 March, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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- Full Name: Noradrenaline (Norepinerphrine) Research ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Plasma, Other Biological Samples, Cell Culture Medium
- Sensitivity: 1.3 pg/ml