Rat KIM1 ELISA Kit
Our Rat KIM1 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of Rat KIM1 in cell culture supernates, tissue homogenates, serum, plasma (heparin, EDTA) and urine.
KIM1(TIM-1), also known as Hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 1, is a protein that in Rat is encoded by the HAVCR1 gene. Infection of canine osteogenic sarcoma cells expressing HAVCR1 with HAV led to conclude that the protein is indeed a receptor for the virus. Immunofluorescence microscopy demonstrated internalization of HAV by dog cells expressing HAVCR1. Using a monoclonal antibody to rat Tim1, Tim1 was expressed after activation of naive T cells and on T cells differentiated in Th2-polarizing conditions. By homology of synteny with the rat Tim1 gene and database analysis, was mapped the HAVCR1 gene to 5q33.2.