Boster's Picokine™ Midkine ELISA Kit provide high sensitivity low background quantitative detection of MDK. 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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Midkine(MK or MDK) also known as neurite growth-promoting factor 2(NEGF2) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MDK gene. Midkine is a basic heparin-binding growth factor of low molecular weight, and forms a family with pleiotrophin(NEGF1, 46% homologous with MK). It is a nonglycosylated protein, composed of two domains held by disulfide bridges. It is a developmentally important retinoic acid-responsive gene product strongly induced during mid-gestation, hence the name midkine. Restricted mainly to certain tissues in the normal adult, it is strongly induced during oncogenesis, inflammation and tissue repair. MK is pleiotropic, capable of exerting activities such as cell proliferation, cell migration, angiogenesis and fibrinolysis. A molecular complex containing receptor-type tyrosine phosphatase zeta(PTP?), low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein(LRP1), anaplastic leukemia kinase(ALK) and syndecans is considered to be its receptor.
|Pack Size:||96wells/kit, with removable strips.|
|Sample Type:||cell culture supernates, cell lysates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).|
|Availability:||Ships next business day|