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Nampt (Visfatin/PBEF) (human) ELISA Kit

AG-45A-0006EK-KI01 96 wells $660.00
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Product Data
Synonyms Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase; PBEF1; Pre-B Cell Colony Enhancing Factor 1
Application Set Quantitative ELISA
Specificity Detects human Nampt. Weakly cross-reacts (<15%) with mouse Nampt and rat Nampt. Does not cross-react with human adiponectin, human resistin, human vaspin or human RBP4. Has been shown to specifically detect the physiologically relevant Nampt dimer in human serum samples.
Crossreactivity Human
Quantity 1 x 96 wells
2 x 96 wells (Twin Plex)
5 x 96 wells (Penta Plex)
Sensitivity 30pg/ml
Range 0.125 to 8ng/ml
Sample Type Serum
Assay Type Sandwich
Detection Type Colorimetric
Other Product Data Note: Does not work with plasma samples.
Product Type Kit
Shipping and Handling
Shipping BLUE ICE
Short Term Storage +4°C
Long Term Storage +4°C
Handling Advice After standard reconstitution, prepare aliquots and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles. Plate and reagents should reach room temperature before use.
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Product Description

Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt; pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor; PBEF; Visfatin) is an 52kDA adipokine secreted by adipose tissue and involved in the biosynthesis of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). Two forms of Nampt exist, an intracellular form (iNampt) and an extracellular form (eNampt). While the function of iNampt as an essential and rate-limiting NAD+ biosynthetic enzyme is well established, the physiological role of eNampt is still a matter of debate. It has been shown that Nampt expression is increased in different diseases, like diabetes, obesity, fetal growth retardation, sepsis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, Nampt might be a marker of pre-eclampsia and of endothelial health.

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