Rat IL-1 alpha ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Rat IL-1 alpha ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of rat IL-1 alpha in cell culture supernates and serum.
Interleukin-1 alpha(IL-1 alpha) and interleukin-1 beta(IL-1 beta) are two biochemically distinct, but distantly related, polypeptidic cytokines that play a key role in inflammation, immunologic reactions, and tissue repair. IL-1 alpha has been implicated in the pathogenesis of infectious, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Recently, it has been shown that IL-1 alpha is identical to hematopoietin 1, which is described as a hematopoietic growth factor acting on early progenitor cells in synergy with other hematopoietic growth factors.1 The human interleukin 1 alpha gene is assigned to chromosome 2. Genetic polymorphisms at interleukin(IL)-1alpha and IL-1beta have been recently suggested to be associated with severity of adult periodontitis. The murine IL-1 alpha and IL-1 beta genes encode structurally and evolutionarily related cytokines that exert a regulatory role in numerous physiological processes including hemopoiesis. The standard product used in this kit is recombinant rat IL-1alpha with the molecular mass of 18kDa.