Cholesterol/Cholesteryl Ester Assay Kit - Detection (ab102515)


  • Product name
    Cholesterol/Cholesteryl Ester Assay Kit - Detection
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  • Sample type
    Cell Lysate, Tissue Lysate
  • Assay type
  • Assay time
    1h 00m
  • Product overview

    Abcam's Cholesterol/Cholesteryl Ester Assay Kit - Detection provides a simple method for sensitive quantification of free cholesterol, cholesteryl esters, or both using a colorimetric method. Most of the cholesterol in blood is in the form of cholesteryl ester. These esters can be hydrolyzed to free cholesterol under the appropriate conditions. In the assay, free cholesterol is oxidized by cholesterol dehydrogenase to generate NADH which reacts with a sensitive probe resulting in strong absorbance at 450 nm. The assay can detect free or total cholesterol depending upon whether esterase is utilized to hydrolyze cholesterol esters present. Cholesteryl ester can be determined by subtracting the value of free cholesterol from the total cholesterol (cholesterol plus cholesteryl esters). The probe in this kit is more stable, sensitive and specific. The assay can tolerate interferences from various samples significantly.
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  • Notes

    Cholesterol is an essential molecule in all animal life. It has been involved in both normal development and diseases.



  • Cholesterol Standard Curve: Cholesterol/Cholesteryl Ester was quantified according to the kit instructions. Background from the 0 standard reading (without cholesterol) has been subtracted from all readings.



This product has been referenced in:
  • Liang X  et al. Organic cation transporter 1 (OCT1) modulates multiple cardiometabolic traits through effects on hepatic thiamine content. PLoS Biol 16:e2002907 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29659562) »
  • Li X  et al. Fatostatin displays high antitumor activity in prostate cancer by blocking SREBP-regulated metabolic pathways and androgen receptor signaling. Mol Cancer Ther 13:855-66 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24493696) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

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I now have some further information to share with you in regards to the Cholesterol/Cholesteryl Ester Quantitation Kit and Cholesterol/Cholesteryl Ester Detection Kit (ab65359 and ab102515 respectively)....

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I can confirm that without the help of vacuum the drying process will be much longer.

But it is possible to do so by prolonging the air dry period at 50C.

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Yes, the kit is suitable for assay of mouse bile.

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Indeed, for thequantification of cholesterol and cholesterol esters with have the kits ab65359and ab102515 available.ab65359uses both colorimetric and fluorometric detection, whereas ab102515 uses only colorimetri...

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1) A good stopping point would be after the samples are dried "(store at -20 °C until ready to proceed): Transfer the liquid phase to a new tube and air dry at 50°C then place samples under vacuum for 30 min to remove any remaining solvent." 2) Usua...

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