Detection of transforming growth factor alpha in human urine and plasma.


A sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) system for human transforming growth factor alpha (TGF alpha) was developed in combination with polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. Employing this assay system, we detected TGF alpha like activity in normal human plasma as well as in cancer patients' urine and plasma. These TGF alpha were analyzed by… (More)


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