Rat GDNF ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Rat GDNF ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of rat GDNF in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor(GDNF) is a glycosylated, disulfide-bonded homodimer that is a distantly related member of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily. GDNF, is a potent neurotrophic factor that promotes the survival of dopaminergic neurones in cultures including embryonic neuronal cultures. GDNF, in addition to its potential role in the differentiation and survival of central nervous system neurons, has profound effects on kidney organogenesis and the development of the peripheral nervous system.3 GDNF may have utility in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, which is marked by progressive degeneration of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. GDNF lies on the short arm of human chromosome 5, at 5p13.1-p13.3 ability to promote dopamine uptake in midbrain cultures. The standard product used in this kit is recombinant rat GDNF, which is a dimmer composed of two chains with 134 amino acids.