Human SPARC ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human SPARC ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human SPARC in cell culture supernates, serum and human milk.
SPARC(secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine), also known as Osteonectin, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SPARC gene. The human SPARC gene is 26.5 kb long, and contains 10 exons and 9 introns and is located on chromosome 5q31-q33. SPARC is a glycoprotein of 40 kD. SPARC is an acidic, cysteine-rich glycoprotein consisting of a single polypeptide chain that can be broken into 4 domains: 1) an Ca binding domains near the glutamic acidic-rich region at the amino terminus(domain I), 2) a cysteine- rich(domain II), 3) a hydrophilic region(domain III) and 4) an EF hand motif at the carboxy terminus region(domain IV). Osteonectin is a glycoprotein in the bone that binds sodium. It is secreted by osteoblasts during bone formation, initiating mineralization and promoting mineral crystal formation. Osteonectin also shows affinity for collagen in addition to bone mineral calcium. A correlation between osteonectin over expression and ampullary cancers and chronic pancreatitis has been found.