Human proinsulin ELISA kit is a reliable quantitative procedure for measuring proinsulin (pro-insulin) in human serum and plasma samples. This assay has a minimum sensitivity detection limit of < 0.5 pmol/l.
Proinsulin (proinsulin) is an 86 amino acid which is synthesised by the beta cells of the pancreas, it is also the precursor to the insulin molecule. Only a small portion of human proinsulin approx. 15% is released as proinsulin whereas the rest is converted to c-peptide and insulin, both of these are secreted in equimolar quantity in the blood. The biological activity of proinsulin is around 10% of that of insulin, however, the half-life of proinsulin is more than three times as long as insulin.
The following human proinsulin ELISA kit is intended to measure intact proinsulin and by calculating the molar ration of proinsulin to true insulin (P/I), this can offer a better assessment of ß cell function. The determination of human proinsulin levels in serum can be used to provide vital information in the diagnosis of insulinomas. The level of serum proinsulin present is a good reflection of the status of ß cell, levels are found to be elevated in insulin dependent diabetics (IDDM), non-insulin dependent diabetics (NIDDM) and in many other clinical situations. Also, higher levels of circulating human proinsulin are identified in older patients, patients with insulinomas, obese diabetics, pregnant women, functional hyperinsulinemia and hypoglycaemia syndrome.
PROINSULIN ELISA KIT CONTENT
All reagents supplied need to be stored at 2 °C – 8 °C, unopened reagents will retain reactivity until expiration date. Do not use reagents beyond this date.
- Microtiterwells: Break apart strips that are coated with anti human proinsulin antigen.
- Standards 0-5: Lyophilized human proinsulin, concentrations 0-66 pmol/L. The standards are calibrated against the following reference material: WHO 1st International Standard for human proinsulin NIBSC code: 09/296.
- Control Low and Control High: Containing lyophilized human proinsulin.
- Sample Diluent.
- Enzyme Conjugate: Consisting of anti proinsulin antibody conjugated to horseradish peroxidase.
- Conjugate Diluent.
- Assay Buffer.
- TMB Substrate Solution.
- Stop Solution: contains 0.5 M H2SO4, Avoid contact with the stop solution. It may cause skin irritations and burns.
- Wash Solution (40x Concentrated).
The minimum sensitivity detection limit of proinsulin (pro-insulin) using current human proinsulin ELISA kit was approximately 0.5 pmol/l. The dynamic range for this assay is 2.6 – 66.0 pmol/l.
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- Immunoradiometric Assay of Human Intact Proinsulin Applied to Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, and Hyperandrogenism. Clinical Chemistry. (1994) 40/5: 754. Chevenne D., et al.
- Proinsulin by Immunochemiluminometric Assay for the Diagnosis of Insulinoma. Jorunal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. (1994) 78:1048. Kao P.C., et al.
- Full Name: Proinsulin ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
- Sensitivity: < 0.5 pmol/l