Storage Instruction:Store the kit at 4°C. Description:
Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) is a soluble cytoplasmic protein with a low molecular weight of 14.9 kDa which is considered to be the key fatty acid carrier protein. It is especially abundant in the myocardium. H-FABP is immunologically distinguishable from other types of FABP, such as intestinal-type FABP (I-FABP) and liver-type FABP (LFABP).Because H-FABP is readily released into the circulation in the early phase of myocardial injury, it was proposed that H-FABP may be an early marker for detection of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). It has been reported that H-FABP shows excellent sensitivity even in the superacute phase within 3 hrs after the onset of injury. We have succeeded in developing a sandwich-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), H-FABP, using two distinct mouse anti-human HFABP monoclonal antibodies. This ELISA can measure the concentration of H-FABP in serum and/or plasma within 75 min and can be used for the study of AMI.
The Human H-FABP ELISA is for the quantitative determination of heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) in human serum or plasma. For research use only.