Ghrelin (Total) RIA Kit
Ghrelin, a recently discovered hormone secreted primarily by the stomach, stimulates the release of Growth Hormone and has been implicated in regulating hunger and long-term weight gain/loss. Ghrelin is an Octanoylted, 29-residue peptide. The N-octanoyl group at Ser3 appears to be required for biological activity.
Our Ghrelin (Total) assay measures both Octanoylated Ghrelin and Des-Octanoylated human and rat Ghrelin.
All components are included in each kit (standards, antibody, tracer, quality controls, precipitating reagent and buffers) to complete a RIA.
ASSAY CONDITIONS: Two-Day disequilibrium assay at 4ºC. Sample volume: £ 100 µl. Plasma (collected on ice) recommended
LABEL: 125I-human ghrelin (~15,000 cpm/tube)