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GLP-1 (Glucagon-Like Peptide-1), Total
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Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is a 3.5 kD incretin hormone secreted primarily from the enteroglucagon-producing L-cells in the small intestine. It is released in response to a meal and is highly potent in stimulating insulin and inhibiting glucagons secretion. GLP-1 (7-36) amide and GLP-1 (7-37) are the biologically active forms of GLP-1. In vivo, the active forms are rapidly degraded by the dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV).
The GLP-1 total asay is an ultra-sensitive kit designed to quantify human total GLP-1 in human plasma, serum, and other biological media. This immunoassay employs electrochemilunimescent detection.