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MAK014 Sigma-Aldrich

Glucose-6-Phosphate Assay Kit

sufficient for 100 colorimetric tests

  •  NACRES NA.84



General description

Glucose 6-phosphate (G6P) is a key metabolic intermediate that enters either metabolic pathways or storage. G6P is generated when glucose is phosphorylated by hexokinase or glucokinase or by the conversion of glucose-1-phosphate by phosphoglucomutase during glycogenolysis. G6P lies at the beginning of both glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathways. It also can be stored as glycogen when blood glucose levels are high.


Glucose-6-phosphate assay kit has been used in:
• glucose 6-phosphate (G6P) assay
• quantification of glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) and fructose-6-phosphate (F6P)
• the determination of malate
• metabolite analysis


Suitable for quantifying Glucose-6-Phosphate in a variety of samples.


G6P is utilized by Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase to generate reducing equivalents in the form of NADPH. This is particularly important in red blood cells where a G6PDH deficiency leads to hemolytic anemia. G6P is determined by an enzyme assay, which results in a colorimetric (450 nm) product, proportional to the G6P present. Typical sensitivities of detection are between 1-30 nmoles.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
Protocols & Articles


Aerobic Glycolysis and the Warburg Effect

The Warburg effect is the enhanced conversion of glucose to lactate observed in tumor cells, even in the presence of normal levels of oxygen. Otto Heinrich Warburg demonstrated in 1924 that cancer ce...
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Keywords: Aerobic, Cancer, Cell proliferation, Clinical, Glycolysis, Phosphorylations, Transcription


Enzymatic Method for Determining Glucose-6-Phosphate (G6P Assay)

This assay protocol is suitable for the colorimetric detection of Glucose-6-Phosphate (G6P) in cell and tissue culture supernatants, urine, plasma, serum, and other biological samples using the Gluco...
Keywords: Enzyme activity, Sample preparations

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