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IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Immunoassay, Neuroendocrine Hormone, Beta-Endorphin

Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses on a body fluid sample (typically plasma or cerebrospinal fluid) to determine beta-endorphin, an opioid peptide hormone that originates from the same precursor (proopiomelanocortin [POMC]) as adrenocorticotropin (ACTH). Beta-endorphin is a potent analgesic; its action includes sedation, increase of pain threshold, and autonomic regulation of respiration, heart rate, and blood pressure. Levels of beta-endorphin are very low in normal people. Increased levels in plasma are associated with some diseases such as depression; abnormal levels in cerebrospinal fluid are present in depression, schizophrenia, and chronic pain.

Entry Terms : "Endorphin (Beta) Determination Reagents" , "Beta-Endorphin Determination Reagents" , "Reagents, Immunoassay, Neuroendocrine Hormone, Beta-Endorphin"

UMDC code : 19920

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1-2 of 2 Match(es).

ALPCO Diagnostics

Company Type: Parent

ALPCO distributed one product in the United States. Within a decade of its founding, ALPCO partnered with more than 40 manufactures and grew its distribution network throughout North America. To further meet the needs of its customers, ALPCO expanded in 2004 with the advent of its Research and Development Division. Within three years, ALPCO launched its first line of organically developed enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits for insulin. Since then, ALPCO has solidified its place in the domestic and international markets not only as a distributor, but also as a developer and manufacturer of immunoassays.

Novus Biologicals LLC

Company Type: Parent

1-2 of 2 Match(es).


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