Boster's Picokine™ Lumican ELISA Kit provide high sensitivity low background quantitative detection of LUM. It is an all-in-one ready to use kit with all components you need for performing colorimetric ELISA assay. Our 4-hour ELISA protocol saves you the trouble of coating the plate. Our kits are thoroughly validated and documented for inter and intra assay variability.
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Lumican, also known as LUM, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the LUM gene. This gene is a member of the small interstitial proteoglycan gene(SIPG) family, and it is a keratan sulfate proteoglycan which presents large quantities in the corneal stroma and in interstitial collagenous matrices of the heart, aorta, skeletal muscle, skin, and intervertebral discs. Lumican is mapped to 12q21.33, it interacts with collagen and limits growth of fibrils in diameter. In the cornea, Lumican not only interacts with collagen molecules to limit fibril growth, but also plays a critical role in the regular spacing of fibrils and acquisition of corneal transparency by virtue of its keratan sulfate-containing glycosaminoglycan side chains LDC.