Metabolism Biomarker Assay Kits Using Luminex® Technology

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Measure endocrine and metabolism biomarkers with MILLIPLEX® MAP multiplexed assay kits.
Obesity, diabetes and associated conditions, under the umbrella of metabolic syndrome, are urgent health issues. Key features of metabolic syndrome include:
  • Insulin resistance 
  • Glucose intolerance 
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Central obesity
  • Neuropathy
These symptoms are risk factors for atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and even premature death. Adults with metabolic syndrome show inflammation, which may be linked to metabolism via dysregulated adipocyte production of pro- and anti-inflammatory factors. Consequently, biomarkers for metabolic syndrome include cytokines, acute phase proteins, diabetes and obesity-related hormones, as well as other endocrine biomarkers. With our expanding portfolio of assays to detect endocrine biomarkers, hormones, insulin-like growth factors and binding proteins, myokines, bone metabolism, and more, Merck is the leader in advancing your research of metabolic syndrome.

Bring your metabolism biomarkers to life with MILLIPLEX® MAP Multiplex Assays

Bead-based multiplex assays enable precise, multiparametric analysis of diseases and underlying processes. Our MILLIPLEX® MAP multiplex metabolism biomarker assay kits enable you to simultaneously quantify nearly 400 analytes across several species.

Based on Luminex xMAP® technology, our analytically validated assay kits provide:
  • Standards validated to match reference lots
  • Serum matrix for generating standard curves that accurately simulate conditions of native analyte conditions in serum or plasma
  • In-assay controls
  • Detection antibody cocktails to ensure consistent performance regardless of plex size
Some examples of the multiplex assay analytes in our portfolio are listed below.

Diabetes, Metabolic and Gut Hormones*:

Gut hormones regulate gut motility and secretion, pancreatic islet hormone secretion, food intake and energy expenditure.

Glucagon GLP-1 Leptin
C-Peptide GIP Insulin
PYY Ghrelin Amylin
*only selected analytes listed

Adipokines*:

Hormones called adipokines regulate appetite and energy balance, insulin sensitivity, and lipid metabolism.

Adiponectin IL-1β IL-6
MCP-1 PAI-1 Resistin
TNF-α Leptin Adiponectin
*only selected analytes listed

Bone and Myokine Biomarkers*:

Myostatin Oncostatin M Osteoprotegerin
Irisin Apelin ACTH
Musclin Osteocalcin DKK1
SPARC Osteopontin SOST
*only selected analytes listed

Hormones of Reproduction, Development and Homeostasis*:

Testosterone Estradiol Corticosterone
TSH T3 AgRP
*only selected analytes listed



To expand the power of your metabolism and endocrinology research, we also offer MILLIPLEX® MAP multiplex assays for:

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Biomarkers play a significant role in both normal and disease states and you need a reliable partner for quality assays and consistent performance. Our multiplex, ELISA and RIA biomarker assays provide you with consistent, high-quality tools so that you can do your best work while saving time, labor and cost. Use the assay finder below to choose the correct assay for your biomarker of interest, so you can obtain the best quality data the first time.
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