Overview

  • Product nameAlpha Ketoglutarate (alpha KG) Assay Kit
  • Tests
    100 x 1 assay
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Urine, Serum, Plasma, Other biological fluids
  • Assay typeQuantitative
  • Sensitivity
    = 0.01 nM
  • Range
    0.01 nM - 10 nM
  • Assay time
    0h 30m
  • Product overview

    Abcam's Alpha Ketoglutarate (alpha KG) Assay Kit provides a simple, sensitive and rapid means for quantifying alpha KG in a variety of samples. In the assay, alpha-ketoglutarate is transaminated with the generation of pyruvate which is utilized to convert a nearly colorless probe to both color (λmax = 570 nm) and fluorescence (Ex/Em = 535/587 nm). The alpha-Ketoglutarate Assay Kit is useful for detecting alpha-ketoglutarate in the range of 0.01 to 10 nmoles.
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  • Notes

    Alpha Ketoglutarate (alpha KG) is a key intermediate in the Krebs cycle, coming after isocitrate and before succinyl CoA. Anaplerotic reactions replenish the cycle by synthesizing alpha KG from transamination of glutamate, or through the action of glutamate dehydrogenase. Alpha KG is an important nitrogen transporter. Being a key intermediate, it is one of the organic acids measured in newborns as an indicator of inborn errors of metabolism.

  • Tested applicationsFunctional Studies more details

Properties

  • RelevanceAlpha ketoglutarate (Alpha-KG) is a key intermediate in the Krebs cycle, coming after isocitrate and before succinyl CoA. Anaplerotic reactions replenish the cycle by synthesizing Alpha-KG from transamination of glutamate, or through the action of glutamate dehydrogenase. Alpha-KG is an important nitrogen transporter. Being a key intermediate, it is one of the organic acids measured in newborns as an indicator of inborn errors of metabolism.
  • Alternative names
    • Alpha KG

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab83431 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Notes
Functional Studies Use at an assay dependent dilution.

Alpha Ketoglutarate (alpha KG) Assay Kit images

  • Alpha Ketoglutarate standard curve generated using the ab83431 kit protocol.

Protocols

References for Alpha Ketoglutarate (alpha KG) Assay Kit (ab83431)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Long LH & Halliwell B Artefacts in cell culture: a-Ketoglutarate can scavenge hydrogen peroxide generated by ascorbate and epigallocatechin gallate in cell culture media. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 406:20-4 (2011). Functional Studies . Read more (PubMed: 21281600) »

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I have been informed by the lab that the most efficient results will be had if the homogenate is made the assay buffer provided with the kit. Rapidly homogenize ~2 x 10^6 cells with 100 µl of ice cold α-KG Assay Buffer using a dounce homoge...

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There are two options for the sample preparation.

Either just rapidly homogenize cells with 100 μl of ice cold PBS or other buffer (pH 6.5-8) and then add 1-50 μl samples into duplicate wells of a 96-well plate and bring volum...

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Thank you for contacting us. Did you compare the signal you obtained from the oxaloacetate with the results from a negative control? The control we recommend is testing without addition of the converting enzyme, in order to account for signal contribut...

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Thanks for your email.

It does seem that this kit has an unusually high background. If you have purchased this kit within the last 6 months or so I would be happy to send you a replacement kit. If you are interested, please pass along the Abc...

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This is a bit odd as we have done multiple QCs on this lot and have always got good results.


The data does not look very bad, just that the background is quite high for some reason. If you look at the 10 nmol standard reading, you get a...

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I found your order using the address provided in your signature and as requested, I have issued a free of charge replacement with the order number *****.

To check the status of the order please contact our Customer Service team and reference t...

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Thank you forcontacting us. I am sorry to hear this kit is not providing satisfactory results.

The details provided will enable us to investigate this case and will provide us with vital information for monitoring product quality.

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Thank you again for your emails, and I sincerely apologize for the delay in getting this replacement to you.

The new standards arrived from the lab today, and I'm sending a free of charge kit ab83431 on the order ***. This will ship out tonig...

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Thank you for your emails today and again for your patience with this situation. I have now found your original order, which can be used to send the replacement kit.

I sincerely apologize, but there was a mistake in the shipment last week and...

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Thank you for your inquiry.

Yes, buffers with pH range 6.5 – 8 can be used. Just make sure that the RIPA buffer is within the recommendedpH.
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