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Growth Differentiation Factor-15 (GDF15) ELISA kit, Antibody, Recombinant

A Relibale Biomarker for Heart Failure

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BACKGROUND: Growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is emerging as a prognostic biomarker in patients with coronary artery disease. Little is known about GDF-15 as a biomarker in patients with heart failure.
METHODS AND RESULTS: The circulating concentration of GDF-15 was measured at baseline (n=1734) and at 12 months (n=1517) in patients randomized in the Valsartan Heart Failure Trial (Val-HeFT). GDF-15 levels at baseline ranged from 259 to 25 637 ng/L and were abnormally high (>1200 ng/L) in 85% of patients. Higher levels were associated with features of worse heart failure and biomarkers of neurohormonal activation, inflammation, myocyte injury, and renal dysfunction. Baseline GDF-15 levels (per 100 ng/L) were associated with the risks of mortality (hazard ratio, 1.017; 95% confidence interval, 1.014 to 1.019; P<0.001) and first morbid event (hazard ratio, 1.020; 95% confidence interval, 1.017 to 1.023; P<0.001). In a comprehensive multiple-variable Cox regression model that included clinical prognostic variables, B-type natriuretic peptide, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and high-sensitivity troponin T, GDF-15 remained independently associated with mortality (hazard ratio, 1.007; 95% confidence interval, 1.001 to 1.014; P=0.02) but not first morbid event. At 12 months, the GDF-15 levels had increased by a similar amount in the placebo and valsartan groups (P=0.94). Increases in GDF-15 over 12 months were independently associated with the risks of future mortality and first morbid event also after adjustment for clinical prognostic variables, B-type natriuretic peptide, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and high-sensitivity troponin T and their changes.
CONCLUSIONS: GDF-15 reflects information from several pathological pathways and provides independent prognostic information in heart failure. GDF-15 levels increase over time, suggesting that GDF-15 reflects a pathophysiological axis that is not completely addressed by the therapies prescribed in Val-HeFT.
Anand IS, et al. Circulation. 2010 Oct 5;122(14):1387-95. Epub 2010 Sep 20.
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is a stress-responsive cytokine linked to obesity comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and cancer. GDF-15 also has adipokine properties and recently emerged as a prognostic biomarker for cardiovascular events.
METHODS: We evaluated the relationship of plasma GDF-15 concentrations with parameters of obesity, inflammation, and glucose and lipid metabolism in a cohort of 118 morbidly obese patients [mean (SE) age 37.2 (12) years, 89 females, 29 males] and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy lean individuals. All study participants underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test; 28 patients were studied before and 1 year after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
RESULTS: Obese individuals displayed increased plasma GDF-15 concentrations (P < 0.001), with highest concentrations observed in patients with type 2 diabetes. GDF-15 was positively correlated with age, waist-to-height ratio, mean arterial blood pressure, triglycerides, creatinine, glucose, insulin, C-peptide, hemoglobin A1c, and homeostatic model assessment insulin resistance index and negatively correlated with oral glucose insulin sensitivity. Age, homeostatic model assessment index, oral glucose insulin sensitivity, and creatinine were independent predictors of GDF-15 concentrations. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass led to a significant reduction in weight, leptin, insulin, and insulin resistance, but further increased GDF-15 concentrations (P < 0.001).
CONCLUSIONS: The associations between circulating GDF-15 concentrations and age, insulin resistance, and creatinine might account for the additional cardiovascular predictive information of GDF-15 compared to traditional risk factors. Nevertheless, GDF-15 changes following bariatric surgery suggest an indirect relationship between GDF-15 and insulin resistance. The clinical utility of GDF-15 as a biomarker might be limited until the pathways directly controlling GDF-15 concentrations are better understood.

Vila G, et al. Clin Chem. 2010 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print]
BACKGROUND: In patients after the Fontan procedure, assessment of ventricular function is difficult and amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels failed to be directly related to echocardiographic measures of systolic ventricular function. The aim of the study was to evaluate growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15), a marker of various stress pathways in the heart and extracardiac tissues.
METHODS: Plasma GDF-15 levels were measured in 38 consecutive patients after the Fontan procedure and compared to clinical, echocardiographic, and laboratory data; liver tissue stiffness; and venous hepatic flow velocities.
RESULTS: Mean GDF-15 levels were 987.2±440.5 pg/mL in patients with an ejection fraction (EF)<50% as compared to 520.2±143.1 pg/mL in those with an EF≥50% (P<.001). Growth differentiation factor 15 levels were significantly related to the EF of the single ventricle (r=-0.66, P<.001), New York Heart Association functional class (r=0.43, P=.008), and γGT levels (r=0.50, P=.002) but weakly to liver tissue stiffness. According to receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, an EF<50% was best predicted by GDF-15 levels (area under the curve [AUC] 0.90, P<.001), peak venous hepatic flow at deep inspiration (AUC 0.89, P=.002), and age at Fontan operation (AUC 0.86, P=.001). Growth differentiation factor 15 and age at Fontan operation proved to be independent predictors in the multivariate analysis. The optimal cutoff of GDF-15 for the prediction of an EF<50% was calculated to be 613 pg/mL with a sensitivity of 90.0% and specificity of 85.7%.
CONCLUSIONS: Growth differentiation factor 15 might be helpful in detecting early abnormal function of the Fontan circuit in patients with univentricular hearts. In patients with GDF-15 levels exceeding 613 pg/mL, further cardiac evaluation should be considered because impaired systolic function of the single ventricle may be present.
Raedle-Hurst TM,, et al. Am Heart J. 2010 Dec;160(6):1105-12.
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human GDF-15 ELISA Kit SK00108-01
Human GDF-15 ELISA
Code No.: SK00108-01
Size: 96 T
Price: $360.00 USD
Standard Range:15.6-1000 pg/ml
Dynamic Range: 15.6-1000pg/ml
Sensitivity:3.9 pg/ml
Sample Type: serum, EDTA plasma
Sample requres: 125 ul, dilution factor 2
IntraCV: 4-8%
InterCV: 8-12%
Protocol: PDF
human GDf-15 recombinant
Human GDF-15 Recombinant
Code No.: 00108-01-100
Size: 100 ug
Price: $360.00 USD
Protein ID:Q99988
Gene ID: 9518
MW: 16 KD
Tag: His Tag on N-Terminus
Expressed: E. Coli
Purity: 95%
Data Sheet: PDF
anti human GDF-15 Antibody Anti  GDF-15 (Human) Antibody
Code No.: A00108-01-100
Size: 100 ug
Price: $220.00 USD
Host: Rabbit
Antibody Type: Polyclonal IgG
Purification: Protein A
Applications: IHC, E
Data Sheet: PDF


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Price ($)
Human GDF-15 ELISA Kit
96 T
Human GDF-15 Recombinant
100 ug
Anti GDF-15 (Human) IgG A00108-01-100 100 ug 220.00