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Human Ghrelin Acylated Easy Sampling ELISA

  • Regulatory status:RUO
  • Type:Sandwich ELISA, AChE-labelled antibody
  • Other names:M46, Appetite-regulating hormone, Growth hormone secretagogue, Growth hormone-releasing peptide, Motilin-related peptide, Protein M46, GHRL, MTLRP, UNQ524/PRO1066
  • Species:Human
Cat. No. Size Price

RA194062500R 96 wells (1 kit) $764
PubMed Product Details
Technical Data


Sandwich ELISA, AChE-labelled antibody


This Enzyme Immunometric Assay (EIA) is based on a doubleantibody sandwich technique. The wells of the plate supplied are coated with a monoclonal antibody specifi c to the C-terminal part of Ghrelin.

This ELISA so called Easy Sampling ELISA kit works with any sample collected on any kind of protease inhibitors, without extraction but a simple dilution.



Sample Requirements

50 µl/well


On dry ice. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.


Store the kit at -20°C. Under these conditions, the kit is stable until expiration date (see label on the box).

Calibration Range

2.0–250 pg/ml

Limit of Detection

calculated as the concentration of Acylated Ghrelin corresponding to the NSB average (n = 8) plus three standard deviations is 2 pg/mL. Due to the minimal plasma dilution (1:2), the limit of detection in the samples is less than 4 pg/mL.



  • RUO
  • calibration range 2-250 pg/ml
  • controls

Research topic

Diabetology - Other Relevant Products, Energy metabolism and body weight regulation


Acetylcholinesterase (AChE®), the enzymatic label for EIA, has the fastest turnover rate of any enzymatic label. This specific AChE is extracted from the electric organ of the electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, and it’s capable of massive catalytic turnover during the generation of the electrochemical discharges. The use of AChE as enzymatic label for EIA has been patented by the French academic research Institute CEA [1, 2, 3]. AChE® assays are revealed with Substrate Solution (Ellman’s reagent) , which contains acetylthiocholine as a substrate. The final product of the enzymatic reaction (5-thio-2-nitrobenzoic acid), is bright yellow and can be read at 405-414 nm. AChE® offers several advantages compared to enzymes conventionally used in EIAs: Kinetic superiority and high sensitivity AChE® shows true fi rst-order kinetics with a turnover of 64,000 sec-1. That is nearly 3 times faster than Horse Radish Peroxidase (HRP) or alkaline phosphate. AChE® allows a greater sensitivity than other labeling enzymes. Low background non-enzymatic hydrolysis of acetylthiocholine in buffer is essentially absent. So, AChE® allows a very low background and an increased signal/noise ratio compared to other substrate of enzymes which is inherently unstable.

Wide dynamic range AChE® is a stable enzyme and its activity remains constant for many hours as, unlike other enzymes, its substrate is not suicidal. This permits simultaneous assays of high diluted and very concentrated samples. Versatility: AChE® is a completely stable enzyme, unlike peroxidase which is suicidal. Thus, if a plate is accidentally dropped after dispatch of the AChE® substrate solution (Ellman’s reagent) or if it needs to be revealed again, one only needs to wash the plate, add fresh Substrate Solution (Ellman’s reagent) and proceed with a new development. Otherwise, the plate can be stored at +4°C with Wash Buffer in wals while waiting for technical advice from the Bioreagent Department. Ghrelin Ghrelin discovered in 1999, is fast becoming an endokrinology target of the millennium. Ghrelin, identifi ed in rat stomach as an endogenous ligand for the GH secretagogue receptor, is mainly produced in stomach, but has been demonstrated in many other organs [4, 5]. In addition to GH-releasing properties and its orexant action, Ghrelin could act as an hormone having effects on gastric motility (similarity with the peptide hormone motilin), acidic secretion, cardiovascular action, antiproliferative effects, pancreatic and glucose metabolism function, sleep [6, 7, 8]... Ghrelin gene raises to mRNA prepro-ghrelin of 117 amino acids. This precursor is processed into Ghrelin, 28 amino acids (human). Before being secreted, this peptide is octanoylated at Ser 3 by GOAT (Ghrelin Octanoyl Acyl Transferase). This step is Essentials for biological activity making GOAT a perfect target for drugs in feeding behaviour. Interestingly, the potential therapeutic importance of this hormone is not restricted to regulation of food intake [9] but also in cachexia (related to cancer treatment, anorexia nervosa or ischemia) [10] gastrin motility and may be involved in osteoporosis, somatopause, infertility and ovulation induction, neurological disorders (Alcoholism, Post Traumatic Stress disorders...) [11] and cardiovascular diseases.

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