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6-keto Prostaglandin F ELISA Kit

Item № 515211
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     96 solid wells $270.00 0.00
     96 strip wells $270.00 0.00
     480 solid wells $1,013.00 0.00
     480 strip wells $1,013.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-07-21. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Detect 6-keto PGF, a surrogate for prostacyclin synthesis in multiple sample types
  • Assay 24 samples in triplicate or 36 samples in duplicate
  • Measure 6-keto PGF levels down to 6 pg/ml
  • Incubation: 18 hours | Development: 90-120 minutes | Read: Colorimetric at 405-420 nm
  • 6-keto PGF EIA Kit

Prostacyclin (Prostaglandin I2; PGI2) is formed from arachidonic acid primarily by the vascular endothelium and renal cortex.1,2 It is a potent vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet aggregation.2 PGI2 is non-enzymatically hydrated to 6-keto PGF (t½ = 2-3 minutes), and then quickly converted to the major metabolite, 2,3-dinor-6-keto PGF (t½ = 30 minutes).3,4,5 Prostacyclin was once thought to be a circulating hormone that regulated platelet-vasculature interactions, but the rate of secretion into circulation coupled with the short half-life indicate that prostacyclin functions locally.6 Although 6-keto PGF is commonly measured in plasma and urine as an estimate of prostacyclin synthesis, it should be noted that there may be more than one source of PGI2 in these samples. For instance, venipuncture may cause the release of prostacyclin which will artifactually increase the 6-keto PGF concentration in plasma.7 Urinary concentrations of 6-keto PGF are confounded by the fact that some plasma prostacyclin (~14%) is excreted into urine as 6-keto PGF and the remainder is of renal origin.6,7 Therefore, it is important to take these factors into account when analyzing data.

Needed but not supplied: Please download the kit booklet to verify if UltraPure Water (Milli-Q or equivalent) or any other components are needed for this assay.

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Technical Information
  • 6-keto PGF EIA Kit
Assay Range
1.6-1,000 pg/ml
80% B/B0: 6 pg/ml
50% B/B0: 20-60 pg/ml
Cross Reactivity
  • (6-keto Prostaglandin F) 100%
  • (6-keto Prostaglandin E1) 33.9%
  • (Prostaglandin F) 28%
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  • Animal/Bovine
  • Animal/Eel
  • Animal/Mouse
  • Animal/Rabbit

Warning - this product is not for human or veterinary use.

Shipping & Storage
Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
≥ 1 year
Downloads & Resources
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Additional Information

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References & Product Citations
Product Description References

1. Moncada, S., Gryglewski, R., Bunting, S., et al. An enzyme isolated from arteries transforms prostaglandin endoperoxides to an unstable substance that inhibits platelet aggregation Nature 263(5579), 663-665 (1976).

2. Navamani, M., Morgan, M., and Williams, R.J. Ethanol modulates N-methyl-D-aspartate-evoked arachidonic acid release from neurones European Journal of Pharmacology 340, 27-34 (1997).

3. Samuelsson, B., Goldyne, M., Granström, E., et al. Prostaglandins and thromboxanes Annu. Rev. Biochem. 47, 997-1029 (1978).

4. Dusting, G.J., Moncada, S., and Vane, J.R. Prostacyclin (PGX) is the endogenous metabolite responsible for relaxation of coronary arteries induced by arachidonic acid Prostaglandins 13, 3-15 (1977).

5. Rosenkranz, B., Fischer, C., Reimann, I., et al. Identification of the major metabolite of prostacyclin and 6-ketoprostaglandin F in man Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 619, 207-213 (1980).

6. Frolich, J.C. Measurement of eicosanoids Prostaglandins 27, 349-369 (1984).

7. Catella, F., Nowak, J., and Fitzgerald, G.A. Measurement of renal and non-renal eicosanoid synthesis American Journal of Medicine 81, 23-29 (1986).

Product Citations

Letite, L.N., Gonzafa, N.A., Tirapelli, D.P.C., et al. Pharmacological characterization of the relaxant effect induced by adrenomedullin in rat cavernosal smooth muscle Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res. 47(10), 876-885 (2014).

Herrerias, A., Torres, R., Serra, M., et al. Activity of the cyclooxygenase 2-prostaglandin-E prostanoid receptor pathway in mice exposed to house dust mite aeroallergens, and impact of exogenous prostaglandin E2 J. Inflamm. (Lond) 6, 30 (2009).

Technical Support

All 480 well kits are supplied with a single 500 dtn vial of antiserum and tracer, or Fab' conjugate that must be used within the stated time following reconstitution.

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