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In Abcam's Alpha-Glucosidase Activity Assay Kit (Colorimetric) (ab174093), α-Glucosidase hydrolyzes the Substrate Mix to release the p-nitrophenol that can be measured colorimetrically (OD = 410 nm). This is an easy, quick and high-throughput capable kit that can measure 0.1-10 mU of α-glucosidase activity in a variety of samples.
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α-Glucosidase breaks down α-1,4 linked polysaccharides to glucose, which can be utilized as a source of energy. In the biotechnology industry, α-glucosidase is used to produce glucose from intermediate breakdown products of starch hydrolysis generated by enzymes such as amylase.
Pompe disease, one of the 12 known glycogen storage diseases, is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder attributed to α-glucosidase deficiency. In this disease, glycogen accumulates in the lysosomes, resulting in progressive muscle weakness, heart failure and other neurological symptoms.
|Alpha Glucosidase Assay Buffer||WM||1 x 25ml|
|Alpha Glucosidase Positive Control||1 vial|
|Alpha Glucosidase Substrate Mix||Amber||1 x 0.3ml|
|p-Nitrophenol Standard (100 mM)||1 x 100µl|
Time course of Alpha-Glucosidase Activity in mouse liver tissue lysate
Time course of Alpha-Glucosidase Activity in various samples
Standard curve: mean of duplicates (+/- SD) with background reads subtracted
Kinetic profile of various amounts (0, 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 mU) of α-glucosidase run at 25°C under this protocol. Inset: Results for 0-0.2-0.4-0.6-0.8-1.0 mU of α-glucosidase. Data points after 5 minutes were used to determine slope. This is example data only.
ab174093 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.
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