Chloride Assay Kit (ab83372)
- Product nameChloride Assay Kit
- Tests100 x 1 assay
- Sample typeCell culture supernatant, Urine, Serum, Plasma, Other biological fluids, Tissue Extracts
- Assay typeQuantitative
- Sensitivity> 0.4 mM
- Range20 mM - 120 mM
- Assay time0h 20m
- Product overview
Abcam's Chloride Assay Kit provides a quick, simple method for quantification of Chloride in a variety of biological samples. Blood and urine can be used directly after dilution with water. The assay is based upon the competition of Hg2+ and Fe2+ for TPTZ. The preferred Hg-TPTZ adduct exhibits no color. In the presence of Chloride, Hg2+ forms HgCl2 freeing up TPTZ which then binds the available Fe2+ giving a very intense absorbance with a λmax~ 620nm. The assay is linear in the range 20 to 120 nmol Chloride/well with detection sensitivity ~0.4 mM chloride.
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Chloride is the anionic form of chlorine. It is the most common of the anions found in living organisms. Chloride ions play a variety of important physiological roles. Chloride channels are found in a variety of cells and are responsible for setting resting cell membrane potential and regulating cell volume. In the nervous system, the action of glycine and GABA are related to chloride levels in specific neurons. Chloride is also instrumental in maintaining the acid-base balance in blood. The kidneys are instrumental in closely regulating serum chloride levels. There are a number of pathologies associated with defective chloride transport; the most well-known being Cystic Fibrosis, caused by a mutation in CFTR a membrane chloride transporter.
- Tested applicationsFunctional Studies more details
- Storage instructionsStore at room temperature. Please refer to protocols.
Components Identifier 100 tests Chloride Reagent WM 1 x 15ml Chloride Standard (10 µmol) (Lyophilized) Yellow 1 vial
- Research Areas
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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Chloride Assay Kit images
Chloride Standard Curve: Assays were performed following the kit protocol.
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