Cytochrome c Oxidase Assay Kit

sufficient for 100 tests, soluble and membrane bound mitochondria

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sufficient for 100 tests

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dry ice

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Gene Information

human ... COX1(4512)


The Cytochrome c Oxidase Assay Kit uses an optimized colorimetric assay based on observation of the decrease in absorbance of ferrocytochrome c measured at 550 nm, which is caused by its oxidation to ferricytochrome c by cytochrome c oxidase. This kit is suitable for the detection of mitochondrial outer membrane integrity/mitochondrial stress and for the detection of mitochondria in subcellular fractions.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cytochrome c oxidase EC is located on the inner mitochondrial membrane dividing the mitochondrial matrix from the intermembrane space, and has traditionally been used as a marker for this membrane. It is also located in the cytoplasmic membrane of bacteria. Cytochrome c oxidase provides energy for the cell by coupling electron transport through the cytochrome chain with the process of oxidative phosphorylation.

Features and Benefits

  • Simple, optimized protocol - Obtain reproducible results without special training needs
  • Useful for determining cytochrome c activity from any mitchondrial source - The enzyme is present in all mitochondria regardless of species
  • Useful for detecting the presence of mitochondria in subcellular fraction - Save time and increase confidence in the quality of organelle preparations
  • May be used in conjunction with the MITOISO1 Mitochondrial Isolation Kit - Standardized mitochondrial preparation and analysis ensures reproducibility
  • Use to analyze the intactness of mitochondrial membranes
  • Simple colorimetric measurement of solution

Kit Components Also Available Separately

Product No.

  • C2506Cytochrome c from equine heart, ≥95% (SDS-PAGE) 50 mg

  • D4641n-Dodecyl β-D-maltoside, ≥98% (GC) 10 mg



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Hazard Statements


NONH for all modes of transport

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
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