Sandwich ELISA, HRP-labelled antibody
Serum, Plasma, Cell culture supernatant
At ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.
Store the complete kit at 2–8°C. Under these conditions, the kit is stable until the expiration date (see label on the box).
Limit of Detection
Bone and cartilage metabolism, Cardiovascular disease, Cytokines and chemokines and related molecules, Extracellular matrix, Oncology, Animal studies
Periostin was originally isolated as an osteoblast-specific factor that functions as a cell adhesion molecule for pre-osteoblasts and is thought to be involved in osteoblast recruitment, attachment and spreading. Additionally, periostin expression has previously been shown to be significantly increased by both transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) and bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2). Abnormal expression of periostin is also linked to angiogenesis and metastasis in epithelial tumors. Periostin up-regulation in cancers usually correlates with aggressiveness and/or poor survival.