Rat NGF/NGF beta ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Rat NGF/NGF beta ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of rat NGF in cell culture supernates and serum.
Nerve growth factor(NGF) is a polypeptide involved in the regulation of growth and differentiation of sympathetic and certain sensory neurons. NGF is thought to have a profound effect on the development and maintenance of sympathetic and embryonic sensory neurones. NGF activity isolated from the male mouse submaxillary gland(MSG) consists of three types of subunits, alpha, beta and gamma, which specifically interact to form a 7S, approximately 130,000-molecular weight(Mr) complex. The 7S complex contains two identical 118-amino acid beta-chains, which are solely responsible for the nerve growth-stimulating activity of NGF. NGF, which is expressed by inflammatory cells and effects changes that lead to increased neural responsiveness, could be a pivotal mediator in allergic rhinitis.