Mercodia Mouse Insulin ELISA

Friday, 03 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Sapphire Bioscience

Insulin is the principal hormone responsible for the control of glucose metabolism. It is synthesised in the ß-cells of the islets of Langerhans as the precursor, proinsulin, which is processed to form C-peptide and insulin. Both are secreted in equimolar amounts into the portal circulation. The mature insulin molecule comprises two polypeptide chains, the A chain and the B chain. The two chains are linked together by two inter-chain disulphide bridges. There is also an intra-chain disulphide bridge in the A chain.

Secretion of insulin is mainly controlled by plasma glucose concentration, and the hormone has a number of important metabolic actions. Its principal function is to control the uptake and utilisation of glucose in peripheral tissues via the glucose transporter. This and other hypoglycaemic activities, such as the inhibition of hepatic gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, are counteracted by the hyperglycaemic hormones including glucagon, epinephrine (adrenaline), growth hormone and cortisol.

Mercodia’s Mouse Insulin ELISA provides a method for the quantitative determination of insulin in mouse serum or plasma and only requires a 10 µL sample volume. It is an easy-to-use assay based on highly specific monoclonal antibodies with insignificant or no cross-reactivity to C-peptide or proinsulin.

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