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ADP Assay Kit (Colorimetric/Fluorometric) (ab83359) provides a convenient colorimetric and fluorometric method to measure ADP level. In the assay, ADP is converted to ATP and pyruvate. The generated pyruvate can be quantified by colorimetric (ODmax = 570 nm) or fluorometric method (Ex/Em 535/587 nm). Conventionally, ADP levels are measured by luciferase/luciferin mediated assays after ADP is converted to ATP. However, the luciferase system is unstable and luminescence equipment is not generally available in most laboratories. In comparison, this assay is simple, sensitive, stable and high-throughput adaptable and can be used with conventional microplate readers. The assay can detect as low as 1 μM ADP in biological samples.
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ADP is a product of ATP de-phosphorylation and it can be rephosphorylated to ATP. De-phosphorylation and re-phosphorylation occur via various phosphatases, phosphorylases and kinases. ADP is stored in platelets and can be released to interact with a variety of purinergic receptors. ADP levels regulate several enzymes involved in intermediary metabolism. ADP conversion to ATP primarily occurs within the mitochondrion and chloroplast although several such processes occur in the cytoplasm.
|ADP Assay Buffer||WM||1 x 25ml|
|ADP Converter (lyophilized)||Purple||1 vial|
|ADP Developer Mix (lyophilized)||Green||1 vial|
|ADP Probe (in DMSO)||Red||1 x 200µl|
|ADP Standard (1 µmole) (lyophilized)||Yellow||1 vial|
ADP levels measured fluorometrically in cell culture supernatants (background signal subtracted, mean of duplicates; +/- SD).
ADP levels measured fluorometrically in cell lysates (background signal subtracted, mean of duplicates; +/- SD).
APD levels colorimetrically measured in biological fluids (rat plasma and serum, human saliva); background signal subtracted, mean of duplicates; +/- SD.
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