Mouse Amphiregulin/AR ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Mouse Amphiregulin/AR ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of mouse Amphiregulin in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
Amphiregulin, also known as AREG, is a protein that is encoded by the AREG gene. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the epidermal growth factor family. This gene is mapped to mouse chromosome 5. It is an autocrine growth factor as well as a mitogen forastrocytes, Schwann cells, fibroblasts. Amphiregulin is related to toepidermal growth factor(EGF) and transforming growth factor alpha(TGF-alpha). This protein interacts with the epidermal growth factor receptor to promote the growth of normal epithelial cells. It has been found that transgene integration and subsequent expression of Amphiregulin in basal keratinocytes correlated with a psoriasis-like skin phenotype, and its expression was increased in parallel with typical Th2 cytokines. Amphiregulin is also an important paracrine mediator of estrogen function specifically required for puberty-induced ductal elongation but not for any earlier or later developmental stages, and it can enhance resistance to nematodes.