The Eagle Biosciences Humanized Anti HER-2 ELISA Assay Kit detect levels of Trastuzumab (Herceptin) in human serum and plasma.
What is HER-2?
The Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 gene (HER-2) can play a role in the development of breast cancer. This gene codes for a protein that are receptors on breast cells and helps the cell grow and divide normally. When regulation of the HER-2 gene gets disrupted or too many copies of the HER-2 gene are present in the cell, this can lead to an increased amount of the HER-2 protein on the cell surface. This causes the cell to start growing out of control and can develop into a tumor. Trastuzumab (Herceptin) is a drug that blocks the ability of the HER-2 protein on the surface of cells to receive chemical signals telling the cell to grow. This can slow or stop the growth of these breast cells and can also signal the immune system that these cells need to be destroyed. Measuring the levels of this drug in serum or plasma are important for evaluating the effectiveness of drug therapy.
Key Advantages of EagleBio’s Anti HER-2 ELISA
- Excellent Specificity
- High Sensitivity
- Precise results under 2 hours