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Ghrelin has been proposed as a hormone which promotes intestinal cell proliferation and inhibits its apoptosis during inflammatory states and oxidative stress. It also suppresses the pro-inflammatory mechanisms and augments anti-inflammatory mechanisms thus creating a possibility of its therapeutic use in various gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions.
Ghrelin also appears to promote gastrointestinal and pancreatic malignancy. Kits are available for active, acylated, unacylated and total. Also for RIA and ELISA and for human, mouse and rat.
For more information on available Ghrelin kits please use the product search or contact us to discuss your requirements.
GLP-1 & GLP-2 ELISA
The glucagon-like peptides GLP-1 and GLP-2 are important gut hormones released from the small intestine upon nutrient ingestion. GLP-2 has been shown to play important roles in the regulation of gastrointestinal functions (digestion, absorption, motility, epithelial growth, and blood flow) and bone resorption.
ELISA kits for GLP-1, 2, active form and receptor are available for human, mouse and rat.
We supply a (serum & plasma) dedicated sample extraction systems (KT910) from Epitope Diagnostics for use with the GLP-1 (7-36) specific ELISA (KT871) and GLP-1 total ELISA (KT876).
For more information on available Glucagon-like peptide kits please use the product search box or contact us to discuss your requirements.
The alpha 1-antitrypsin acts as a primary inhibitor of elastase from polymorph nuclear neutrophilic granulocytes (PMN) and is released during inflammatory processes in order to reduce the proteolytic activity of the PMN-elastase in the inflammation region.
In addition, it inhibits via complex formation a series of serine proteinases, like blood-clotting proteinases, trypsin, chymotrypsin, etc. Thus, the α1-antitrypsin plays an important regulatory as well as anti-inflammatory role.
ELISA kits are available for human, mouse and canine. For specific kit information please use the product search box or contact us to discuss your requirements.
The ß-Defensins are an integral part of the congenital immune system and contribute with their antimicrobial effect to the barrier function of intestinal epithelial cells.
ELISA kits for human β-Defensin 2, 5, and 6 are available. For specific product information please use the product search box or contact us to discuss your requirements.
CRP (C-reactive Protein) ELISA
CRP is a protein found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to inflammation. ELISA kits for multi-species and high sensitivity are available.
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We also supply a Point-of-care system which includes CRP detection, giving a result in two minutes.
Biochemical faecal Calprotectin tests can indicate inflammatory bowl disease, replacing the need for invasive colonoscopy.
We supply a CE marked Calprotectin ELISA (KT849) for use with stool samples from Epitope Diagnostics.
We also supply the sample collection kit (KT843) -an easy to use fecal sample collection system for use with the Epitope Calprotectin ELISA.
Calprotectin assays are available for serum, plasma and stool samples, both ELISA and 1 hour rapid tests.
Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements or use the product search for specific product information.
Chymotrypsin is a serine protease secreted from the pancreas into the duodenum after food intake.
Chymotrypsin cleaves food proteins preferentially next to aromatic residues. A small part of the active enzyme form is excreted within the stool. In the case of pancreas insufficiency secondary to a chronic pancreatitis, the secretion of the enzyme is reduced markedly, so that a reduced chymotrypsin activity can be measured in stool specimen.
We supply both a Chymotrypsin ELISA (K6910), and a colorimetric assay for Chymotrypsin activity (K 6990).
Both kits are CE marked and manufactured in Germany by Immundiagnostik. For specific product information please use the product search or contact us to discuss your requirements.
The determination of the PMN Elastase in stool is used to record inflammatory reactions in which neutrophils are involved. Especially in Crohn´s disease the inflammatory process goes hand in hand with an increased phagocytic activity and the biological decay of the phagocytic cells, thus, leading to an increased release of PMN Elastase and other lysosomal enzymes.
A number of different ELISA for human determinations are available from different manufacturers. Please use the product search for specific kit information or contact us to discuss your requirements.
Secretory immunoglobulin ELISA
Secretory IgA is the major immunoglobulin in saliva, tears, colostrum, nasal mucous, mother’s milk, tracheobronchial and gastrointestinal secretes. It plays a major role in preventing adherence of microorganisms to mucosal sites, in activation of the alternative complement pathway and in activating inflammatory reactions. Newborns are provided with sIgA by mother’s milk and are passively immunized against gastrointestinal infections.
ELISA kits for human A, A1 and A2 are available. For further product information please use the product search or contact us to discuss your requirements.