- Created on the 1 February, 2017.
Osteopontin (OPN) is a highly acidic calcium binding glycosylated phosphoprotein, also a secretory glycoprotein that was first isolated from the bone. It has a molecular weight which can vary as a result of phosphorylation and sugar chain formation, in general it can be anything from 44 to 66kDa. Osteopontin has a unique characteristic in that it can assume a number of different molecular forms in vivo as a result of phosphorylation, RNA splicing, degradation by protease, saccharification, sulfation and glycosylation. It also contains an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) amino acid sequence, this motif allows OPN to bind members of the integrin family (such as avb3) of cell surface receptors.
OPN is known to be able to coexist with thrombin locally in tissues that are inflamed, injured, vascularized and tumors. This ability to coexist with thrombin can help to increase the likelihood of proteolysis and there is growing evidence that this may have a vital physiological role. This ELISA kit is specifically designed for measuring the N-terminal OPN (OPN N-Half) fragment cleaved by thrombin. Therefore, any other OPN molecules that are not cleaved by thrombin will not be detected by this assay.
Osteopontin N-half ELISA kit is a reliable quantitative method for measuring osteopontin N-terminal (OPN N-Half) in human EDTA plasma, cell culture media, urine and synovial fluid. This assay has a sensitivity detection limit of 3.0 pmol/L.
The minimum sensitivity detection limit of osteopontin N-terminal (OPN N-Half) using this human osteopontin N-half ELISA kit was approximately 3.0 pmol/L. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 6.25 – 400 pmol/L.
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- Full Name: Osteopontin N-Half ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: EDTA Plasma, Cell Culture Media, Synovial Fluid, Urine
- Sensitivity: 3.0 pmol/L