Urokinase type Plasminogen Activator Human Chromogenic Activity Assay Kit - Direct Assay (ab108916)

Overview

  • Product nameUrokinase type Plasminogen Activator Human Chromogenic Activity Assay Kit - Direct Assay
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  • Tests
    1 x 96 well plate
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Plasma
  • Assay typeQuantitative
  • Sensitivity
    < 0.1 IU/ml
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Urokinase type plasminogen activator (uPA) is a highly restricted serine protease that converts the zymogen plasminogen to active plasmin, a broad-spectrum serine proteinase capable of degrading most of the major protein components of the extracellular matrix. Binding of uPA to its receptor and subsequent uPA mediated pericellular proteolysis are involved in many process including cell migration and tissue remodeling in angiogeenesis, atherogenesis, tumor cell metastasis, and ovulation. High level of uPA is a poor prognostic marker for aggressive breast cancer, aggressive prostate cancer, bladder cancer and gastric cancer.

    ab108916 uPA Human Chromogenic Activity Assay Kit is developed to determine Human uPA activity in plasma and cell culture supernatants. The amidolytic activity of uPA is quantitated using a highly specific uPA substrate releasing a yellow para-nitroaniline (pNA) chromophore. The change in absorbance of the pNA at 405 nm is directly proportional to the uPA enzymatic activity.

  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISAmore details

Properties

  • FunctionSpecifically cleaves the zymogen plasminogen to form the active enzyme plasmin.
  • Tissue specificityExpressed in the prostate gland and prostate cancers.
  • Involvement in diseaseQuebec platelet disorder
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the peptidase S1 family.
    Contains 1 EGF-like domain.
    Contains 1 kringle domain.
    Contains 1 peptidase S1 domain.
  • Post-translational
    modifications
    Phosphorylation of Ser-158 and Ser-323 abolishes proadhesive ability but does not interfere with receptor binding.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • ATF
    • BDPLT5
    • EC 3.4.21
    • EC 3.4.21.73
    • Plasminogen Activator, Urinary
    • Plasminogen Activator, Urokinase
    • PLAU
    • QPD
    • U-PA
    • U-plasminogen activator
    • uPA
    • URK
    • UROK_HUMAN
    • Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator
    • Urokinase-type plasminogen activator chain B
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  • Database links

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab108916 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
ELISA Use at an assay dependent dilution.

Urokinase type Plasminogen Activator Human Chromogenic Activity Assay Kit - Direct Assay images

  • uPA Chromogenic Activity Standard Curve (For High uPA Activity Samples)
  • uPA Chromogenic Activity Standard Curve (For Low uPA Activity Samples)

Protocols

References for Urokinase type Plasminogen Activator Human Chromogenic Activity Assay Kit - Direct Assay (ab108916)

ab108916 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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For uPA activity kits, we have two types of kit. One is ab108916 which is direct using uPA substrate to generate the color. The uPA substrate is specifically designed for its specificity for uPA. This assay can differentiate uPA activity vs. ...

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