Overview

  • Product namePyruvate Kinase (PK) Assay Kit
  • Tests
    100 x 1 assay
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Urine, Serum, Plasma, Other biological fluids, Tissue
  • Assay typeQuantitative
  • Sensitivity
    = 0.1 mU/ml
  • Assay time
    0h 40m
  • Product overview

    Abcam's Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Assay Kit provides a simple, direct and automation-ready procedure for measuring pyruvate kinase activity in various biological samples such as blood, tissues, and culture cells, etc. In the assay, PEP and ADP were catalyzed by PK to generate pyruvate and ATP. The generated pyruvate is oxidized by pyruvate oxidase to produce color (at ? = 570 nm) and fluorescence (at Ex/Em = 535/587 nm). Since the increase in color or fluorescence intensity is proportional to the increase in pyruvate amount, the PK activity can be accurately measured. The kit detects 0.1 mU/ml pyruvate kinase.
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  • Notes

    Pyruvate kinase (PK, EC 2.7.1.40) is an enzyme involved in glycolysis. It catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to ADP, yielding one molecule of pyruvate and one molecule of ATP. Lack of pyruvate kinase will slow down the process of glycolysis which causes the disease known as pyruvate kinase deficiency.

  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: Functional Studiesmore details

Properties

  • RelevancePyruvate kinase (PK, EC 2.7.1.40) is an enzyme involved in glycolysis. It catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to ADP, yielding one molecule of pyruvate and one molecule of ATP. Lack of pyruvate kinase will slow down the process of glycolysis which causes the disease known as pyruvate kinase deficiency.
  • Cellular localizationCytoplasmic and Nuclear
  • Alternative names
    • CTHBP
    • EC 2.7.1.40
    • MGC3932
    • OIP3
    • OPA interacting protein 3
    • p58
    • PK
    • PK muscle type
    • PK1
    • PK2
    • PK3
    • PKL
    • PKLR
    • PKM
    • PKM2
    • PKR
    • PKRL
    • Pyruvate kinase 1
    • Pyruvate kinase 2/3
    • Pyruvate kinase isozyme R/L
    • Pyruvate kinase isozymes M1/M2
    • Pyruvate kinase liver and blood cell
    • Pyruvate kinase liver and RBC
    • Pyruvate kinase muscle
    • Pyruvate kinase type L
    • R type/L type pyruvate kinase
    • Red cell/liver pyruvate kinase
    • RPK
    • TCB
    • THBP1
    • Thyroid hormone binding protein cytosolic
    • Tumor M2 PK
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Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab83432 in the following tested applications.

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

Application Abreviews Notes
Functional Studies Use at an assay dependent dilution.

Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Assay Kit images

  • Pyruvate measured in biological fluid after 2 min, 10 min and 20 min incubation time showing quantity (nmol) per ml of tested sample.

  • Pyruvate measured in mouse tissue lysates after 2 min, 10 min and 20 min incubation time showing quantity (nmol) per mg of tested sample.
  • Colorimetric standard curve: mean of duplicates (+/- SD) with background reads subtracted.
  • Pyruvate measured in cell lysates after 2 min, 10 min and 20 min incubation time showing quantity (nmol) per 1 mln of tested cells.
  • Fluorometric standard curve: mean of duplicates (+/- SD) with background reads subtracted.

  • Standard curve: mean of duplicates (+/- SD) with background reads subtracted.
  • Pyruvate kinase samples time line using ab83432.
  • Pyruvate standard curve using ab83432.

Protocols

References for Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Assay Kit (ab83432)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Liu J  et al. Oleanolic acid suppresses aerobic glycolysis in cancer cells by switching pyruvate kinase type M isoforms. PLoS One 9:e91606 (2014). Functional Studies . Read more (PubMed: 24626155) »
  • Chen Z  et al. TRIM35 Interacts with pyruvate kinase isoform M2 to suppress the Warburg effect and tumorigenicity in hepatocellular carcinoma. Oncogene N/A:N/A (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25263439) »

See all 2 Publications for this product

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The pyruvate kinase gene is mammalian.
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While we have not specifically tested ab83432 with PKM2, as long as the PKM2 isoform also catalyzes PEP and ADP to generate pyruvate and ATP, it will be detected by this kit.

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Theoretically the Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Assay Kit should work with isolated red blood cells (RBC). However, we have not purified RBC and tested it with this kit, therefore, we do not have any specific protocol reco...

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The lab recommends incubating the standards for 20-30 minutes and using these readings to plot the standard curve. The sample readings for T1 and T2 should be such that they fall within the linear range of the sta...

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I have had a chance to speak with the lab about this. The assay buffers of both these kits are quite different and cannot be used interchangeably.

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