Canine AGP ELISA Assay
The Canine AGP ELISA Assay is For Research Use Only
Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 1.706 ng/ml
Standard Range: 6.17 – 1500 ng/ml
Incubation Time: 100 minutes
Sample Type: Canine Biological Fluids
Sample Size: 100 µl
Alternative Names:Alpha-1-Acid Glycoprotein
AGP is a 52 kDA serine protease inhibitor (serpin) in blood, which protects tissue from enzymes from inflammatory cells, especially elastase. In certain acute phase inflammatory reactions, AGP is elevated in order to limit the damage caused by activated neutrophil granulocytes and their enzyme elastase. Disorders of AGP include AGP deficiency, a hereditary disorder that can lead to severe tissue breakdown during inflammation. This may result in pulmonary emphysema and liver cirrhosis, in severe cases genetic variants of AGP do occur.
In this assay the AGP present in samples reacts with the anti-AGP antibodies which have been adsorbed to the surface of polystyrene microtitre wells. After the removal of unbound proteins by washing, anti-AGP antibodies conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) are added. These enzyme-labeled antibodies form complexes with the previously bound AGP. Following another washing step, the enzyme bound to the immunosorbent is assayed by the addition of a chromogenic substrate, 3,3’,5,5’-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB). The quantity of bound enzyme varies directly with the concentration of AGP tested; thus, the absorbance, at 450 nm, is a measure of the concentration of AGP in the test sample. The quantity of alpha-1-acid glycoprotein in the sample can be interpolated from the standard curve constructed from the standards, and corrected for sample dilution.