Human GDF-15 ELISA Kit
Our Human GDF-15 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human GDF-15 in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
GDF-15(Growth differentiation factor 15),also known as TGF-PL, MIC-1, PDF, PLAB, and PTGFB, is a protein belonging to the transforming growth factor beta superfamily that has a role in regulating inflammatory and apoptotic pathways in injured tissues and during disease processes. Using FISH, the MIC1 gene is mapped to 19p13.2-p13.1. Its expression in liver can be significantly up-regulated in during injury of organs such as liver, kidney, heart and lung. GDF15 showed increased expression and secretion during erythroblast maturation. GDF15 functions as an antiinflammatory cytokine by directly interfering with chemokine signaling and integrin activation.