ELISA for quantitation of L-selectin shed from leukocytes in vivo.

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Journal Article

L-selectin is a cell surface receptor on granulocytes, lymphocytes and monocytes that is responsible for the initial attachment of leukocytes to endothelium. The extracellular domain of L-selectin is proteolytically shed from leukocytes following cellular activation in vitro. The shed form of L-selectin (SL-selectin) is functionally active and at high concentrations can inhibit leukocyte attachment to endothelium. Therefore, an ELISA was developed to quantitate the levels of SL-selectin in biological fluids, biopsy specimens and during recombinant protein production. This simple, quantitative sandwich ELISA uses two monoclonal antibodies directed against the extracellular domain of SL-selectin. The assay has a detection range of 5-1300 ng/ml, is precise and sensitive. The ability of this assay to detect SL-selectin in serum, plasma, and culture supernatant fluid was demonstrated and it was used to quantitate circulating SL-selectin in normal and patient sera. Patients with sepsis and HIV infection showed markedly elevated SL-selectin levels in serum. Thus, the ELISA should prove useful both for laboratory purposes as well as in the diagnostic evaluation of patients with inflammatory diseases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Spertini, O; Schleiffenbaum, B; White-Owen, C; Ruiz, P; Tedder, TF

Published Date

  • November 25, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 156 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 115 - 123

PubMed ID

  • 1385536

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1385536

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1759

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0022-1759(92)90017-n

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands