BioAim Scientific (Kanada)
The Bioaim Rat Galectin-3 ELISA kit is a solid phase sandwich ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) for the quantitative measurement of Galectin-3 in rat serum, plasma and cell culture media. An antibody specific for rat Galectin-3 was coated on a 96-well plate. Standards and samples are added to the wells and any Galectin-3 present binds to the immobilized antibody. The wells are washed and biotinylated anti-rat Galectin-3 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 Galectin-3 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 Cancer Biomarker;
lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 3 ( Galectin-3 ) Background: Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is also a member of the beta-galactoside-binding protein family that plays an important role in cell-cell adhesion, cell-matrix interactions, macrophage activation, angiogenesis, metastasis, apoptosis. Galectin-3 is expressed in tumor cells, macrophages, activated T cells, osteoclasts, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts. It binds various matrix glycoproteins including laminin, fibronectin, LAMPS, 90K/Mac-2BP, MP20, and CEA. Galectin-3 promotes cell growth and proliferation for many cell types. Galectin-3 has proinflammatory activities in vitro and in vivo. It induces pro-inflammatory and inhibits Th2 type cytokine production. Galectin-3 chemoattracts monocytes and macrophages. It activates and degranulates basophils and mast cells. Elevated circulating levels of Galectin-3 has been show to correlate with the malignant potential of several types of cancer, suggesting that Galectin-3 is also involved in tumor growth and metastasis.
AGE-R3, CBP30, L-34, gal-3
Serum, plasma, Cell culture supernatant
|Antigen Name||lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 3|
|Detection Range||3.3-800 pg/ml|
|Alias||AGE-R3, CBP30, L-34, gal-3|