• Assay Type Competitive ELISA
  • Sample Types Serum, Plasma, Urine, Respiratory Vapor, Tissue Culture Media, Fecal Extracts, Feathers, Hair
  • Sensitivity 6.71 pg/mL
  • Species Corticosterone is identical across species
  • Assay Duration 2 Hours
  • Samples/Plate 39 in Duplicate
  • Readout Chemiluminescent
  • 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.