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Human Growth Hormone (hGH) Elisa Test Kit
Pack Size :
96 Well
` 12500/-
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` 10000/-
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Usage : The New Life hGH ELISA kit is used for the quantitative measurement of hGH in human serum or plasma

Description : Human Growth Hormone (hGH) is a polypeptide chain, composed of 191 amino acids and with a molecular weight of 21,500. It is released by the anterior pituitary of both men and women. The secretion is stimulated 3-4 hours after a meal, about 1 hour after the beginning of sleep and after physical exercise. Hypo secretion of hGH becomes apparent in infants a few months after birth and may result in dwarfism. In the opposite case, hypersecretion of hGH results in gigantism and may be due to hypophysic tumors. In adults, when epiphyses are closed, hypersecretion of hGH provokes an increase in volume of soft tissues (hands, feet, lips) and a proliferation of bones (acromegalysyndrome) and a limited tolerance of glucose. hGH has profound effects on tissue growth and metabolism, which is thought to be mediated through GH-dependent production of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) I and IGF-II, and their associated binding proteins. hGH apparently stimulates IGF production after binding to specific cell surface receptors in the liver. The major target tissues affected by the IGF-1 in combination with the hGH signal are muscle, cartilage, bone, liver, kidney, nerves, skin and lungs. Evaluation of hGH deficiency is complicated by the episodic nature of hGH secretion and low circulating levels. A variety of physiologic and pharmacologic stimuli have been used to stimulate pituitary hGH release during testing and failure to achieve a normal serum hGH level in response to at least 2 hGH stimulation or provocative tests is considered to be a diagnostic of hGH deficiency. The definition of a normal serum hGH response is controversial, although published values generally range from 5 to 10 ng/ml.