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Homoarginine ELISA

  • Regulatory status:RUO
  • Type:Competitive ELISA
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REA205/96R 96 wells (1 kit)
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Technical Data


Competitive ELISA


Serum, Plasma, Cell culture supernatant

Sample Requirements

20 µl/well


At ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.



Limit of Detection

0.05 µmol/l


Research topic

Cardiovascular disease


Homoarginine is a non-essential cationic amino acid, which is formed from lysine. In vitro and in vivo, homoarginine shows characteristics similar to arginine. Epidemiological investigations in two large independent cohorts, namely the German diabetes dialysis (4D) – study and the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) – study have identified homoarginine as useful predictor of cardiovascular events and mortality. Beyond that homoarginine concentrations are directly correlated with kidney function and are significantly associated with the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Low homoarginine concentrations might be an early indicator of kidney failure and a potential target for the prevention of disease progression which needs further investigations. Furthermore homoarginine could be a useful marker for the monitoring of hemodialysis patients.

References to Summary

References to Homoarginine

  • Choe CU, Atzler D, Wild PS, Carter AM, Boger RH, Ojeda F, Simova O, Stockebrand M, Lackner K, Nabuurs C, Marescau B, Streichert T, Muller C, Luneburg N, De Deyn PP, Benndorf RA, Baldus S, Gerloff C, Blankenberg S, Heerschap A, Grant PJ, Magnus T, Zeller T, Isbrandt D, Schwedhelm E. Homoarginine levels are regulated by L-arginine:glycine amidinotransferase and affect stroke outcome: results from human and murine studies. Circulation. 2013 Sep 24;128 (13):1451-61
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