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α-Ketoglutarate Assay Kit

sufficient for 100 colorimetric or fluorometric tests



sufficient for 100 colorimetric or fluorometric tests

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General description

α-Ketoglutarate (α-KG) is a key intermediate in the Tricarboxylic Acid (TCA) Cycle, formed by the oxidative decarboylation of isocitrate by isocitrate dehydrogenase. The synthesis of α-KG from glutamate by glutamate dehydrogenase is a key TCA cycle anaplerotic reaction. α-KG is an important nitrogen transporter. This α-Ketoglutarate Assay Kit provides a simple, sensitive and rapid means for quantifying α-KG in a variety of samples.


α-Ketoglutarate Assay Kit has been used to determine the activity of α-ketoglutarate.


Suitable for the measurement of a-Ketoglutarate in a variety of biological samples including cell and tissue lysates


α-KG concentration is determined by a coupled enzyme assay, which results in a colorimetric (570 nm)/ fluorometric (λex = 535/λem = 587 nm) product, proportional to the α-KG present. Typical sensitivities of detection for this kit are 0.01 to 10 nmoles.


Health hazard

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Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

188.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

87 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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Jianjian Zhao et al.
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