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A NEW RADIOIMMUNOASSAY FOR HUMAN ALPHA-ATRIAL NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE AND ITS PHYSIOLOGICAL VALIDATION

LM BURRELL, J PALMER, JA CHARLTON, T THOMAS, PH BAYLIS

Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry | MARCEL DEKKER INC | Published : 1990

Abstract

A new sensitive, specific radioimmunoassay for human alpha atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP) and a novel extraction method for hANP have been developed. Antiserum to hANP (Keq = 1.923 x 10(11) l/mol) showed no cross-reactivity with related analogues. Displacement of 50% bound 125I-hANP occurred at 4.7 +/- 0.1 fmol/tube (n = 15). The limit of detection of plasma hANP after extraction of 2 ml plasma with Florisil was 1.2 pmol hANP/litre plasma. The recovery of synthetic hANP from plasma over the range 6.5-162.5 pmol/l was 71.2 +/- 1.9%. Inter- and intra-assay coefficients of variation were 13.1% and 10.1% respectively. Extracted plasma was stored at -80 degrees C without loss in immunoreactivi..

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