What is Vanin-1?
Vanin-1 is an epithelial ectoenzyme activating the conversion of pantetheine into pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and cysteamine and thus is involved in the regulation of oxidative stress and inflammation.
Why is Vanin-1 important?
The highest levels of Vanin-1 expression is assigned to renal tubular epithelial cells. Hence, Vanin-1 released from renal cells can be detected in the urine. Pre-clinical and clinical studies demonstrate that Vanin-1 is an early biomarker of renal tubular damage in drug-induced acute kidney injury, obstructive nephropathy, and diabetic nephropathy. In fact, Vanin-1 has as superior predictive value for acute kidney injury than established markers KIM-1, NGAL, or NAG .
Comparison of human urine Vanin-1 values in apparently healthy individuals and individuals with kidney disease:
Areas of Interest:
- Acute kidney injury
- Diabetic nephropathy
- Drug-induced acute kidney injury
- Obstructive nephropathy
- Optimized for human urine samples
- Highly SPECIFIC and DEFINED characterized antibodies
- RELIABLE rigorously validated according to FDA guidelines
- QUICK one-step ELISA
Eagle Biosciences offers the first fully validated human Vanin-1 assays in a simple-to-use ELISA:
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