The Human Pepsinogen II (Hu PGC) ELISA quantitates Hu PGC in human serum, plasma, or cell culture medium. The assay will exclusively recognize both natural and recombinant Hu PGC. Principle of the method The Human PGC solid-phase sandwich ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) is designed to measure the amount of the target bound between a matched antibody pair. A target-specific antibody has been pre-coated in the wells of the supplied microplate. Samples, standards, or controls are then added into these wells and bind to the immobilized (capture) antibody. The sandwich is formed by the addition of the second (detector) antibody, a substrate solution is added that reacts with the enzyme-antibody-target complex to produce measurable signal. The intensity of this signal is directly proportional to the concentration of target present in the original specimen. Rigorous validation Each manufactured lot of this ELISA kit is quality tested for criteria such as sensitivity, specificity, precision, and lot-to-lot consistency. See manual for more information on validation.Pepsin is one of the main proteolytic enzymes secreted by the gastric mucosa. Pepsin consists of a single polypeptide chain and arises from its precursor, pepsinogen, by removal of a 41 amino acid segment from the N-terminus. Pepsinogen is synthesized in the stomach lining, and hydrochloric acid, also produced by the gastric mucosa, is necessary to convert the inactive enzyme and to maintain the optimum acidity (pH 1-3) for pepsin function. Pepsin is particularly effective in cleaving peptide bonds involving aromatic amino acids. Pepsin shows extremely broad specificity, and although bonds involving phenylalanine and leucine are preferred, many others are also cleaved to some extent. The amino acid composition of Pepsin C differs from those of pepsinogen and pepsin especially in the content of basic amino acids, glutamic acid, aspartic acid, leucine and isoleucine.
|2°C to 8°C|
|Plasma, 10 μL; Serum, 10 μL; Supernatant, 100 μL|
|1 hr. 20 min.|
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