- GDNF Rapid ELISA Kit: Mouse (2 plates)
- FUNCTION: Neurotrophic factor that enhances survival and morphological differentiation of dopaminergic neurons and increases their high-affinity dopamine uptake. SUBUNIT: Homodimer; disulfide-linked. SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Secreted protein. ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS: 2 named isoforms produced by alternative splicing. DISEASE: Defects in GDNF may be a cause of Hirschsprung disease (HSCR). In association with mutations of RET gene, defects in GDNF may be involved in Hirschsprung disease. This genetic disorder of neural crest development is characterized by the absence of intramural ganglion cells in the hindgut, often resulting in intestinal obstruction.
- The Biosensis GDNF RapidTM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) Kit is a sandwich ELISA that allows the quantification of GDNF in less than 4 hours in cell culture supernatants, cell lysates, and serum only if used as directed. Please refer to the kit protocol for specific use instructions for each substrate application, in particular mouse serum samples.
This ELISA kit consists of a pre-coated anti-GDNF capture antibody, a biotinylated anti-GDNF detection antibody and horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-conjugated streptavidin. The addition of a substrate (3,3,5,5- tetramethylbenzidine, TMB) yields a colored reaction product which is directly proportional to the concentration of GDNF present in samples and protein standards.
This GDNF ELISA kit employs a recombinant mouse GDNF standard and is therefore designed to measure the murine form of GDNF. Note that the antibodies used in this kit cross-react with rat, human and guinea pig GDNF.
This kit has not been tested for other applications. It has been configured for research use only and is not to be used in diagnostic or clinical procedures.