Human CD13/Aminopeptidase N ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human CD13/Aminopeptidase N ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of Human CD13 in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
Alanine aminopeptidase, also known as ANPEP or CD13. is an enzyme that is used as a biomarker to detect damage to the kidneys, and that may be used to help diagnose certain kidney disorders. It is mapped to 15q26.1. Aminopeptidase N is located in the small-intestinal and renal microvillar membrane, and also in other plasma membranes. In the small intestine, Aminopeptidase N plays a role in the final digestion of peptides generated from hydrolysis of proteins by gastric and pancreatic proteases, and it is also thought to be involved in the metabolism of regulatory peptides by diverse cell types, including small intestinal and renal tubular epithelial cells, macrophages, granulocytes, and synaptic membranes from the CNS. Petrovic et al showed that CD13 was required for endothelial cell invasion in response to bradykinin. Inhibition of CD13 abrogated internalization of bradykinin receptor B2 and reduced endothelial cell motility.