Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0005p19 | Biochemical testing | ECTS2016

A novel highly specific ELISA allows the measurement of human periostin in plasma and serum

Sokolikova Barbora , Tesarz Manfred , Himmler Gottfried

Periostin (osteoblast-specific factor OSF-2) is a glycoprotein that in humans is encoded by the POSTN gene. It is a component of the extracellular matrix and is thought to be involved in osteoblast recruitment, attachment and spreading.The N-terminus part of periostin is conserved, while the C-terminal region gives rise to different splice isoforms upon alternative splicing. The isoforms have a molecular weight range from 83 to 93 kDa.<p class="abste...