Human Biglycan ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human Biglycan ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human Biglycan in cell culture supernates, serum, plasma (heparin, EDTA) and tissue homogenates.
Biglycan (BGN) is a small leucine-rich repeat proteoglycan (SLRP) which is found in a variety of extracellular matrix tissues, including bone, cartilage and tendon. It is an important structural component of articular cartilage and participates in the assembly of the chondrocyte extracellular matrix through formation of protein interactions with type VI collagen and large proteoglycan aggregates. In humans, Biglycan is encoded by the BGN gene. It is mapped to Xq28. Biglycan is believed to play a role in the mineralisation of bone, and its core protein binds to the growth factors BMP-4 and influences its bioactivity. It has been reported that the presence of biglycan is necessary for BMP-4 to exert its effects on osteoblasts. There is also evidence that biglycan can bind to TGF-beta 1. In addition, Biglycan plays an important role in cell signaling.