Saliva

Melatonin in Saliva

In mammals, melatonin is biosynthesized in the pineal gland from the essential dietary amino acid tryptophan, with serotonin produced as an intermediate. In general Melatonin acts as an endocrine hormone.
Many biological effects of melatonin are generated through activation of melatonin receptors, while others are due to its role as a powerful antioxidant, being a direct scavenger of OH, O2−, and NO.
The serum and saliva melatonin levels in humans show a marked circadian rhythm characterized by very low levels during day time and high levels during night time.

Melatonin direct Saliva ELISA

The Melatonin direct Salive ELISA (BA E-3400) is a sensitive assay for the quantitative determination of Melatonin in human saliva samples and is intended for in-vitro use.

Catalog Nr.: 
BA E-3400
Name: 

Melatonin direct Saliva ELISA

Description: 
Enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) for the quantitative determination of Melatonin in saliva
Sample Volume: 
100 µl saliva
Total Assay Time: 
19 hours 15 min
Standard Range: 

0 / 0.5 - 50 pg/ml

Sensitivity: 

0.3 pg/ml

Storage: 
2 - 8 °C
Kit: 
96 Determinations
Advantages: 
  • Elegant and efficient extraction procedure for serum/plasma samples
  • Direct measurement of saliva samples
  • Highly specific antisera
  • Wide standard ranges, convenient measurement of samples without pre-dilution
CE Mark: 
Yes
Please note: 
Kits intended for in-vitro diagnostic (ivd) are not available for the US-market
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