Human Cardiotrophin-1 ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human Cardiotrophin-1 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human CT-1 in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
Cardiotrophin-1(CT-1) is a member of the family of cytokines that includes leukemia inhibitory factor(LIF), ciliary neurotrophic factor(CNTF), oncostatin M(OSM), interleukin-6(IL6), and interleukin-11(IL11). And the CT-1 gene is mapped to 1p21-p13. The human CT-1 protein contains 201 amino acids and shares 80% amino acid identity with the 203-amino acid mouse CT-1 sequence; however, unlike the mouse protein, human CT-1 has 2 rather than 1 cys and has no N-glycosylation site. Despite lacking a signal sequence, secreted CT-1 and mouse CT-1 induce cardiac myocyte hypertrophy in cell culture and bind to both mouse and human LIFR but not to OSMR. Furthermore, A 1.7-kb CT-1 transcript was detected at high levels in heart, skeletal muscle, prostate, and ovary. Low levels were detected in lung, kidney, pancreas, thymus, testis, and small intestine, with little or no expression detected in brain, placenta, spleen, colon, and peripheral blood leukocytes. And it was also observed strong expression in fetal lung and kidney.