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Tissue transglutaminase which can also referred to as tTG and TG2, is a calcium-dependent enzyme which is 78 kDa and belongs to the γ-glutamyltransferases family. It is a multi-functional enzyme which can catalyse the crosslinking of proteins via epsilon-lysine isopeptide bonds. It has been implicated in a number of different functions which can include apoptosis, extracellular matrix development and wound healing. tTG is however, best known for its association with celiac disease, this is an illness where dietary gluten consumption can lead to pathological immune responses causing inflammation of the small intestine. tTG is also found to be instrumental in a number of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer, Huntington and Parkinson diseases. Recent studies have indicated that it may paly important role in tumor biology and inflammation.
Human tissue transglutaminase IgA ELISA kit is a procedure intended for in-vitro quantitative measurement of IgA class autoantibodies direct to tissue transglutaminase (tTG, TG2) in human serum and plasma samples. This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 1.0 U/ml.
The minimum detection sensitivity level of human tissue transglutaminase (tTG or TG2) IgA autoantibodies using this human tissue transglutaminase IgA ELISA kit was 1.0 U/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 5.0 – 200.0 U/ml.
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- Full Name: Tissue Transglutaminase Ab IgA ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
- Sensitivity: 1.0 U/ml