Human Elafin/PI3 ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human Elafin/PI3 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human Elafin in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
Elafin, also known as peptidase inhibitor 3 or skin-derived antileukoproteinase(SKALP) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PI3 gene. It is mapped to 20q13.12. This gene encodes an elastase-specific inhibitor that functions as an antimicrobial peptide against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The protein contains a WAP-type four-disulfide core(WFDC) domain, and is thus a member of the WFDC domain family. Most WFDC gene members are localized to chromosome 20q12-q13 in two clusters: centromeric and telomeric. This gene belongs to the centromeric cluster. Expression of this gene is upgulated by bacterial lipopolysaccharides and cytokines. This gene is the neutrophil and pancreatic elastase-specific inhibitor of skin. It may prevent elastase-mediated tissue proteolysis.