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Glycogen Assay Kit (ab65620) is an easy and accurate assay to measure glycogen levels in biological samples. In the assay, glucoamylase hydrolyzes the glycogen to glucose which is then specifically oxidized to produce a product that reacts with OxiRed probe to generate color (570 nm) and fluorescence (Ex 535/Em 587). The assay can detect glycogen 0.0004 to 2 mg/ml.
If your sample is likely to contain reducing substances, we recommend using Glycogen Assay Kit II (ab169558), as reducing substances may interfere with the assay detection method.
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Glycogen is the primary short term energy storage molecule in animals, synthesized primarily in the liver and muscle. Glycogen is a branched glucose polymer, in alpha-1,4 linkage, with branching via alpha-1,6 linkage. Abnormal ability to utilize glycogen is found in diabetes and in several genetic glycogen storage diseases.
|Development Buffer||WM||1 x 25ml|
|Development Enzyme Mix (lyophilized)||Green||1 vial|
|Glycogen Standard (2.0 mg/ml)||Yellow||1 x 100µl|
|Hydrolysis Buffer||NM||1 x 25ml|
|Hydrolysis Enzyme Mix (lyophilized)||Blue||1 vial|
|OxiRed Probe||Red||1 x 200µl|
Total glycogen levels in C576bL6 mice astrocytes were determined by using Glycogen assay kit (ab65620). At 24 hours following OGD-reoxygenation, astrocytes had less glycogen levels compared to normoxia control. Astrocytes treated with Methylene blue (MB) showed a higher glycogen content compared to non-MB treated, OGD-reoxygenation astrocytes. * p < 0.05; ## p < 0.001 Vs. OGD-reoxygenation control / 0 μM MB.
Example of fluorometric standard curve using Glycogen Assay Kit (ab65620).
Measurement of glycogen in various mouse tissues using Glycogen Assay Kit (ab65620).
Glycogen concentration measured in MBA-MB-231 cells (human breast adenocarcinoma cell line). 106 cells were prepared following protocol instructions, and several dilutions were measured using fluorometric detection.
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