Human IGFBP-3 ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human IGFBP-3 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human IGFBP-3 in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
Insulin-like growth factor(IGF)-binding protein-3(IGFBP-3) is a major determinant of circulating levels of the IGFs and is clinically useful for the evaluation of GH deficiency and for predicting the response to GH treatment. The circulating level of IGFBP-3 is inversely related to the risk of several common cancers, and that antiproliferative agents such as antiestrogens and retinoids act in part by up-regulating IGFBP-3 gene(IGFBP3) expression. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein(IGFBP)-3, well characterized as the carrier of insulin-like growth factor(IGF), has been reported to have intrinsic bioactivity that is independent of IGF binding. IGFBP-3 has an IGF-independent, antiproliferative effect in undifferentiated and early differentiated but not in terminally differentiated chondrocytes. IGFBP-3 possesses both growth-inhibitory and potentiating effects on cells that are independent of IGF action and are mediated through specific. IGFBP-3 binding proteins/receptors locate at the cell membrane, cytosol, or nuclear compartments and in the extrIGFBP-3llular matrix. IGFBP3 is also located on chromosome 7. The standard product used in this kit is recombinant human IGFBP-3, consisting of 265 amino acids with the molecular mass of 29kDa. As a result of glycosylation, the molecular mass is 41KDa.