Bone sialoprotein (BSP) is one of the major noncollagenous proteins in the extracellular matrix of bone. It is a phosphorylated glycoprotein with an approximate molecular weight of 70-80kD. The protein has been found in osteoblasts and osteocytes. BSP is synthesized and secreted by bone-, dentin- and cementum-forming cells. Diseases concerning the bone turnover, pathological bone alterations as well as the rapid increase of osteoporosis make it necessary to establish new markers. Bone sialoprotein is discussed as a potential serum marker for monitoring bone remodelling.
Suitable for use in ELISA, RIA. Other applications not tested.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Reconstitute to nominal volume by adding sterile 40-50% glycerol and store at -20 degrees C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.