Human LOX-1/OLR1 ELISA Kit
Our Human LOX-1/OLR1 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human LOX-1 in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
LOX-1(lectin-type oxidized LDL receptor 1) also known as OLR1, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OLR1 gene. LOX-1 is a receptor protein which belongs to the C-type lectin superfamily. The LOX1 gene is mapped to 12p13-p12 by fluorescence in situ hybridization. LOX1 is expressed on the plasma membrane of differentiated macrophages, but not on monocytes. The LOX1 protein acts as a macrophage scavenger receptor. LOX1 expression was detected in all choroidal neovascular membranes, regardless of structure, whereas there was no evidence of LOX1 within the posterior segments of normal eyes. LOX1 plays an active role in the pathogenesis of choroidal neovascularization, especially in ARMD.