Mouse osteopontin ELISA kit is a method for quantitative determination of mouse osteopontin (OPN) in plasma, urine and cell culture media. This assay has a minimum sensitivity detection limit of 0.15 ng/ml.
Osteopontin (OPN) is a glycosylated calcium binding highly acidic phosphoprotein which is secreted by a number of different cell types such as: macrophages, osteoblasts, vascular smooth muscle cells, activated T-cells and kidney tubule cells. Its molecular weight can range from 44-66 kDa depending on phosphorylation and glycosylation. A key feature of osteopontin is the presence of Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) amino acid sequence, this sequence is also found in vitronectrin, fibronectin and various other integrin family members. Various molecular forms of OPN are found to exist in vivo due to the effects of phosphorylation, glycosylation, RNA splicing and sulfation. However, both thrombin and OPN often localised together at sites of inflammation, injury, tumor cells and angiogenesis.
The minimum sensitivity detection limit of OPN using current mouse osteopontin ELISA kit is 0.15 pg/ml. The dynamic range for this assay is 1.0 – 64.0 pg/ml.
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- Full Name: Osteopontin ELISA Kit (Mouse)
- Reactivity: Mouse
- Sample Type: EDTA Plasma, Cell Culture Media, Urine
- Sensitivity: 0.15 pg/ml