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In Vitro Toxicology Assay Kit, MTT based

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Application

For spectrophotometric measurement of cell viability by mitochodrial dehydrogenase. Absorbance of converted dye is measured at a wavelength of 570 nm.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Conversion of MTT to a water-insoluble colored formazan derivative which is then solubilized in acidic isopropanol.

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Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3316 9
Flash Point(F) 
53.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
12 °C

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Is the MTT assay quantitative?
The MTT asay is a method to assess cell viability.  This assay is a semiquantitative assay. The assay is used to compare the viability changes in treated cells to untreated cells. The absorbance is indicative of the cell number. The higher the absorbance, the greater the number of viable cells present. Most researchers compare the absorbance of the two samples as a ratio (ABS treated cells/ABS untreated cells) to get a fold increase/decrease in cell number.      
What is the difference between product CGD1, Cell Growth Determination Kit and product TOX1, In Vitro Toxicology Assay Kit?
Product CGD1 and TOX1 are both MTT based assays. The major difference between product CGD1 and TOX1 is that TOX1 contains 10 % Triton X-100 in the solubilization solution for better lysis of the cells and solubilization of the MTT.  If there is complete cell lysis, the results obtained with both kits would be the same.  The MTT in this kit is a solution, whereas the TOX1 assay kit contains the MTT as a powder that is solubilized before use.
  What kind of solution is the A5955 - Antibiotic Antimycotic Solution (100×), Stabilized product suspended in?
A5955 - Antibiotic Antimycotic Solution (100×), Stabilized is supsended in a sodium citrate buffer solution. Source: Israel production group
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Cell Viability and Proliferation Assays

Assays to measure cellular proliferation, cell viability, and cytotoxicity are commonly used to monitor the response and health of cells in culture after treatment with various stimuli. The proper ch...
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BioFiles v6 n5, 17–21
Keywords: Cancer, Cell proliferation, Click chemistry, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Flow cytometry, Glycolysis, Immunocytochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, Microscopy, Nucleic acid denaturation, Reductions, Solvents, Western blot

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