Rat TGF beta 1 ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Rat TGF beta 1 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of activated rat TGF beta 1 in cell culture supernates, serum, plasma (EDTA) and urine.
Transforming growth factor-beta1(TGF-beta1) is a multifunctional peptide that controls proliferation, differentiation, and other functions in many cell types. Many cells synthesize TGF-beta and essentially all of them have specific receptors for this peptide. TGF-beta regulates the actions of many other peptide growth factors and determines a positive or negative direction of their effects. TGFbeta1 is known for its potent and diverse biological effects, including immune regulation, and cell growth and differentiation. TGFbeta1 is also an important mediator of bone remodeling. TGFbeta1, a potent keratinocyte growth inhibitor, has been shown to be overexpressed in keratinocytes in certain inflammatory skin diseases and has been thought to counteract the effects of other growth factors at the site of inflammation. TGF-beta1, a multifunctional cytokine with fibrogenic properties, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of the vascular and target organ complications of hypertension. TGF-beta1 may also regulate blood pressure via stimulation of endothelin-1 and/or renin secretion. TGFbeta1 is secreted as a latent form, which consists of its mature form and a latency-associated peptide(beta1-LAP) in either the presence or the absence of additional latent TGF-beta1-binding protein. The standard product used in this kit is recombinant TGFbeta1 with the molecular mass of 25KDa.