Mouse Relaxin 1 ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Mouse Relaxin 1 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of mouse Relaxin 1 in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin).
Relaxin 1 is a member of relaxin-like peptide family. Relaxin gene maps to mouse chromosome 19 near D19Mit23. Relaxin is a peptide hormone produced by the corpora lutea of ovaries during pregnancy in many mammalian species, including man. Relaxin widens the pubic bone and facilitates labor, it also softens the cervix(cervical ripening), and relaxes the uterine musculature. However, its significance may reach much further. Relaxin affects collagen metabolism, inhibiting collagen synthesis and enhancing its breakdown by increasing matrix metalloproteinases. It also enhances angiogenesis and is a potent renal vasodilator.