Human Azurocidin ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human Azurocidin ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human Azurocidin in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
Azurocidin, also known as cationic antimicrobial protein CAP37 or heparin-binding protein (HBP), is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AZU1 gene. This encoded protein is a member of the serine protease gene family, but it is not a serine proteinase, because the active site serine and histidine residues are replaced. Azurocidin is mapped to 19p13.3. The protein encoded by this gene is an azurophil granule antibiotic protein, with antibacterial activity. It is also an important multifunctional inflammatory mediator. In addition to it, Azurocidin is also a specific chemoattractant for monocytes. It lacks the chemotactic activity for neutrophils and lymphocytes, and this gene is probably responsible for the wave of monocytes that follows the initial wave of PMNs typical of the inflammatory response.