BioAim Scientific (Kanada)
The Bioaim Human uPA ELISA kit is a solid phase sandwich ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) for the quantitative measurement of uPA in Human serum, plasma and cell culture media. An antibody specific for Human uPA was coated on a 96-well plate. Standards and samples are added to the wells and any uPA present binds to the immobilized antibody. The wells are washed and biotinylated anti-Human uPA antibody is added. After washing away unbound biotinylated antibody, HRP-conjugated streptavidin is added to the wells. The wells are again washed and TMB substrate solution is added, which produces a blue color in direct proportion to the amount of uPA present in the initial sample. The Stop Solution changes the color from blue to yellow, and the microwell absorbances are read at 450 nm.Research Area Angiogenesis; Cancer Biomarker; Coagulation;
plasminogen activator, urokinase (uPA) Background: u-Plasminogen Activator (uPA) is a serine protease that converts plasminogen to plasmin, with roles in a variety of normal and pathological processes that include cell migration and tissue destruction. Elevated expression levels of urokinase and several other components of the plasminogen activation system are found to be correlated with tumor malignancy. It is believed that the tissue degradation following plasminogen activation facilitates tissue invasion and, thus, contributes to metastasis. This makes urokinase an attractive drug target, and, so, inhibitors have been sought to be used as anticancer agents.
ATF, BDPLT5, QPD, UPA, URK, u-PA
Serum, plasma, Cell culture supernatant
|Antigen Name||plasminogen activator, urokinase|
|Detection Range||13.1-3200 pg/ml|
|Alias||ATF, BDPLT5, QPD, UPA, URK, u-PA|