Catalase Assay Kit

sufficient for ≥100 tests enzymatic, determination of catalase activity in tissues and cells

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sufficient for ≥100 tests enzymatic

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human ... CAT(847)

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General description

The Catalase Assay Kit contains all necessary components for studying catalase activity in various tissues and subcellular organelles.


Sutitable for Colorimetric and UV Assays

Biochem/physiol Actions

Catalase is a ubiquitous antioxidant enzyme which catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to water and oxygen. Hydrogen peroxide is formed in the eukaryotic cell as a by-product of various oxidases and superoxide dismutases. Hydrogen peroxide accumulation in cells causes oxidation of cellular targets such as DNA, proteins, and lipids leading to mutagenesis and cell death. Removal of the H2O2 from the cell by catalase provides protection against oxidative damage to living cells and its role in oxidative stress related diseases has been widely studied.

Features and Benefits

  • Useful for determining catalase activity - may be used in various tissues and cells
  • Simple, optimized protocol - A simple colorimetric assay for analysis of peroxisome enrichment and catalase activity


Suitable for studying catalase activity in various tissues and subcellular organelles.


This assay method is based on the measurement of the hydrogen peroxide substrate remaining after the action of catalase. First, the catalase converts hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen (catalatic pathway) and then this enzymatic reaction is stopped with sodium azide. An aliquot of the reaction mix is then assayed for the amount of hydrogen peroxide remaining by a colorimetric method.10 The colorimetric method uses a substituted phenol (3,5-dichloro-2-hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid), which couples oxidatively to 4-aminoantipyrine in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) to give a red quinoneimine dye (N-(4-antipyryl)-3-chloro-5-sulfonatep-benzoquinone-monoimine) that absorbs at 520 nm

Unit Definition

One unit of catalase will decompose 1.0 micromole of hydrogen peroxide to oxygen and water per minute at pH 7.0 at 25 °C at a substrate concentration of 50 mM hydrogen peroxide.

Preparation Note

Use ultrapure water in preparation of all solutions.

Kit Components Also Available Separately

Product No.

  • P6782Peroxidase from horseradish, Type VI-A, essentially salt-free, lyophilized powder, ≥250 units/mg solid (using pyrogallol), 950-2000 units/mg solid (using ABTS) 5 mg

  • 323381Hydrogen peroxide solution, contains ~200 ppm acetanilide as stabilizer, 3 wt. % in H2O

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
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M B Hampton et al.
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The induction of apoptosis in Jurkat T-lymphocytes with 50 microM hydrogen peroxide was associated with caspase activation. Caspase activity was first detected 3 h after treatment, and the morphological features of apoptosis were apparent by 6 h. At higher concentrations...
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