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MAK325 Sigma-Aldrich

Cholesterol Uptake Assay Kit

sufficient for 100 fluorometric tests



General description

Cholesterol is a sterol and lipid present in cell membranes, and is transported in the bloodstream of all animals. It is used to form cell membranes and hormones, and plays important roles in cell signaling processes. Cellular regulation of cholesterol levels is a complex system in which irregularities have been tied to obesity and heart disease. Increased cholesterol uptake has also been linked to highly proliferative cancer cells. Through monitoring cellular cholesterol uptake, one can explore these growing health problems and screen for possible drug treatments. The cholesterol uptake assay kit is based on cellular uptake of a fluorescently tagged cholesterol probe. The fluorescence intensity measured at λex/em = 485/535 nm is proportional to the amount of cholesterol uptaken by the cells.

Features and Benefits

Compatible with high-throughput handling systems.


Suitable for testing cholesterol uptake by adherent cells, screening of
cholesterol uptake inhibitors, and evaluation of effect of drugs on
cholesterol uptake.

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