Canine prolactin ELISA kit is a procedure for measuring quantitative amounts of prolactin (PRL) using canine (dog) serum samples. This assay has a minimum sensitivity detection limit of 0.4 ng/ml.
Canine prolactin (cPRL) is a single polypeptide chain which is approx. 22,000 in molecular mass, there are significant differences in the amino acid sequence of prolactin which is displayed in different species. For example; human and canine prolactin differ in about 60% of all the residues. One of the most important functions of prolactin is to stimulate lactation and mammary gland growth. This is evident by the fact that during pregnancy, the levels of prolactin (PRL) in canine blood is increased slightly whereas during lactation, there is a significant increase. There are many other physiological actions of prolactin such as: affecting electrolyte and water balance, vital for stress hormones, metabolism and gonadal function. The measurement of prolactin (PRL) has also be critical during the therapeutic control of hyper-prolactinemia.
The minimum sensitivity detection limit of dog prolactin (PRL) using current canine prolactin ELISA kit is 0.4 ng/ml. The dynamic range for this assay is 2.5 – 80.0 ng/ml.
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- Full Name: Prolactin (PRL) ELISA Kit (Canine)
- Reactivity: Canine
- Sample Type: Serum
- Sensitivity: 0.4 ng/ml