AnaSpec Introduces SensoLyte® α-Synuclein ELISA Assay

San Jose, CA, January 25, 2012 --( AnaSpec, EGT Group is pleased to announce the release of an ultrasensitive ELISA assay for quantitatingα-synuclein. The SensoLyte® α-Synuclein Quantitative ELISA Kit (Human/Mouse/Rat) provides a convenient and quantitative assay for determining α-Synuclein amount in cell and tissue lysate as well as in body fluids. Compared to other anti-α-Synuclein ELISA kits on the market, this one-step, mix-and-read assay takes less time to run. HRP conjugated detection antibody is added simultaneously with the samples and standards during the assay, eliminating extra incubation and washing steps.

α-Synuclein is a major component of Lewy bodies found in affected neurons of patients with Parkinson’s disease.1-4 This protein has a mass of 14.5 kDa (140 amino acids long) and consists of a conserved degenerative amino-terminal domain and an acidic carboxyl-terminal that has a higher sequence divergence.1-4 α-Synuclein is predominantly expressed in brain, specifically in cerebellum, thalamus, neocortex, hippocampus, and striatum regions.1-2 Other tissues also express α-Synuclein but at very low levels.1-4 The physiological role of α-Synuclein is not well understood. However, the presence of imperfect KTKEGV lipid interacting repeats suggests that it may be involved in synaptic vesicle homeostasis.3

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