Abcam’s Angiopoietin 2 (ANG2) Human ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is an in vitro enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the quantitative measurement of Human Angiopoietin 2 in serum, plasma and cell culture supernates.
This assay employs an antibody specific for Human Angiopoietin 2 coated on a 96-well plate. Standards and samples are pipetted into the wells and Angiopoietin 2 present in a sample is bound to the wells by the immobilized antibody. The wells are washed and biotinylated anti-Human Angiopoietin 2 antibody is added. After washing away unbound biotinylated antibody, HRP-conjugated streptavidin is pipetted to the wells. The wells are again washed, a TMB substrate solution is added to the wells and color develops in proportion to the amount of Angiopoietin 2 bound. The Stop Solution changes the color from blue to yellow, and the intensity of the color is measured at 450 nm.
Binds to TEK/TIE2, competing for the ANGPT1 binding site, and modulating ANGPT1 signaling. Can induce tyrosine phosphorylation of TEK/TIE2 in the absence of ANGPT1. In the absence of angiogenic inducers, such as VEGF, ANGPT2-mediated loosening of cell-matrix contacts may induce endothelial cell apoptosis with consequent vascular regression. In concert with VEGF, it may facilitate endothelial cell migration and proliferation, thus serving as a permissive angiogenic signal.
Contains 1 fibrinogen C-terminal domain.
The Fibrinogen C-terminal domain mediates interaction with the TEK/TIE2 receptor.
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