Specifications

  • Use Stress Marker in < 2µL Serum or Plasma
  • Sample Serum, Plasma, Urine, Respiratory Vapor, TCM, and extracts of Feces, Feathers and Hair
  • Validation Mice, Rats, Humans, Primates, Birds, Cats, Ungulates, Whale, Lizard
  • Sensitivity 6.71 pg/mL
  • Time to Answer 2 Hours
  • Samples/Kit 39 or 231 in Duplicate
  • Stability Liquid 4°C Stable Reagents
  • Readout Glow Luminescence
  • Standard Curve
  • Description

    Corticosterone (Kendall’s Compound ‘B’) is a glucocorticoid secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland. It is produced in response to stimulation of the adrenal cortex by ACTH and is the precursor of aldosterone. Corticosterone is a major indicator of stress and is the major stress steroid produced in non-human mammals. Studies involving corticosterone and levels of stress have found evidence of impairment of long term memory retrieval, chronic corticosterone elevation due to dietary restrictions, and corticosterone elevation in response to burn injuries. In addition to stress levels, corticosterone is believed to play a decisive role in sleep-wake patterns.