Human C-Reactive Protein/CRP Quantikine ELISA Kit Summary
The Quantikine Human C-Reactive Protein/CRP Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid-phase ELISA designed to measure human CRP in cell culture supernates, serum, and plasma. It contains recombinant human CRP and has been shown to accurately quantitate the recombinant factor. Results obtained using natural human CRP showed linear curves that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the Quan...tikine kit standards. These results indicate that this kit can be used to determine relative mass values for natural human CRP.
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.
Alternate Names for Human C-Reactive Protein/CRP Quantikine ELISA Kit
C-reactive protein, pentraxin-related
C-Reactive Protein (CRP), also known as Pentraxin 1, is a secreted pentameric protein that functions as a sensor and activator for the innate immune response. In humans, it is a major acute-phase protein; its circulating concentration is dramatically elevated at the onset of inflammation. In mice, however, serum CRP levels increase only slightly during inflammation, and the analogous acute phase role is filled by Pentraxin 2. CRP binds, opsonizes, and induces the phagocytosis of bacteria and apoptotic cells. It regulates activation of the classical complement pathway by binding several proteins in the complement cascade as well as Fc gamma RI, Fc gamma RIIA, and Fc gamma RIIB on macrophages and dendritic cells. It also promotes dendritic cell maturation and humoral immunity. In cardiovascular disease, CRP binds to oxidized LDL, exacerbates tissue damage in myocardial infarction, and inhibits the repair of injured vascular endothelium.