Sandwich ELISA, HRP-labelled antibody
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
CV = 5.0%
CV = 0.1%
Animal studies, Cell adhesion proteins
Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is a member of the immunoglobulin supergene family and functions as a ligand for the Lymphocyte Function-Associated Antigen-1 (LFA-1), an alpha-beta-complex that is a member of the leukocyte integrin family of cell-cell and cell-matrix receptors. This family consists of the leukocyte adhesion glycoproteins LFA-1 which mediates lymphocyte adhesion, Mac-1 which mediates granulocyte adhesion and p150,95.
ICAM-1 is a single-chain glycoprotein with a polypeptide core of 55kD that can be expressed on non-hematopoietic cells of many lineages such as vascular endothelial cells, thymic epithelial cells, other epithelial cells and fibroblasts and on hematopoietic cells such as tissue macrophages, mitogen-stimulated T-lymphoblasts, germinal center B-cells and dendritic cells in tonsils, lymph nodes and Peyer's patches. ICAM-1 is inducible on fibroblasts and endothelial cells by inflammatory mediators such as IL-1, TNF and IFN within few hours and is correlated to the infiltration of lymphocytes into inflammatory lesions. ICAM-1 seems to be the initial marker of inflammatory reactions and is expressed prior to, and to a greater extent than is HLA-DR. The role of ICAM-1 as a disease marker has been demonstrated for a number of different indications and pathological situations.