Heart-type FABP (H-FABP) Research Tools
Heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) is a small protein located and released from a variety of cells including cardiac myocytes. Following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) H-FABP leaks from necrotic cells into the circulation. Significantly elevated serum/plasma concentrations are found within 3 hours after acute myocardial infarction, which generally return to normal levels within 12 to 24 hours.
These features make H-FABP a useful research tool for the early assessment of acute myocardial infarction. H-FABP has also been shown to be more effective than Troponin I in stratifying chronic heart failure patients.
Cambridge Bioscience offers a range of H-FABP assays, antibodies, peptides and recombinant proteins. Please click on the appropriate link below for further details.