Magnesium Detection Kit (ab102506)
- Product nameMagnesium Detection Kit
- Tests100 x 1 assay
- Sample typeUrine, Serum, Plasma, Other biological fluids, Tissue Extracts, Cell Lysate, Cell culture media
- Assay typeQuantitative
- Sensitivity40 µM
- Range2 µM - 15 µM
- Assay time0h 30m
- Product overview
Abcam's Magnesium Assay Kit provides a simple sensitive means of quantitating magnesium in a variety of biological samples. The kit takes advantage of the specific requirement of glycerol kinase for Mg2+. An enzyme linked reaction leads to formation of an intensely colored (λmax = 450nm) product whose formation is proportional to Mg2+ concentration. The linear range of the assay is 2-15 nmoles with detection sensitivity ~40 µM.
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Magnesium is the 11th most abundant element by mass in the human body. Mg2+ is essential to all living cells where it plays an important role in facilitating the processing of biological polyphosphates like ATP, DNA, RNA and enzyme functions. Mg2+ is the metallic ion at the center of chlorophyll, and a common additive to fertilizers. Mg2+ compounds are used as laxatives, antacids, and used to stabilize abnormal nerve excitation and blood vessel spasm i.e., eclampsia.
- Tested applicationsFunctional Studies more details
Components Identifier 100 tests 1 kit Magnesium Assay Buffer WM 1 x 25ml 1 x 25ml Magnesium Developer Purple 1 unit 1 unit Magnesium Enzyme Mix Green 1 unit 1 unit Magnesium Standard Yellow 1 x 0.1ml 1 x 0.1ml
- Research Areas
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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Magnesium Detection Kit images
Magnesium standard curve: Assay is performed according to kit protocol. Vertical dotted lines indicate the lower and upper limits of normal serum Magnesium concentrations.
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