Key features and details
- Assay type: Enzyme activity
- Detection method: Colorimetric
- Platform: Microplate reader
- Sample type: Tissue
Product nameOxalate Decarboxylase Activity Assay Kit (Colorimetric)
Assay typeEnzyme activity
Species reactivityReacts with: Plants, Fungi
Oxalate Decarboxylase Activity Assay Kit (Colorimetric) (ab196993) provides a quick and easy way to measure oxalate decarboxylase (OXDC) activity in a variety of plant and fungi samples. Oxalate is converted by OXDC to formate, which in turn converts a nearly colorless probe to a colored product with strong absorbance at OD=450 nm. The sensitivity of this assay is less than 20 μU of OXDC activity.
The assay is simple, sensitive, high-throughput adaptable.
Oxalate Decarboxylase (OXDC, EC 220.127.116.11) belongs to the cupin superfamily and is composed of two β-barrel domains. OXDC catalyzes the conversion of Oxalate into Formate and CO2 and plays an important role in stress response. In humans, high levels of oxalate can lead to various health problems including hyperoxaluria, kidney stones, and renal failure. Wood rotting fungi generates high levels of oxalate, causing rot in many crops including lettuce, soybean, dry bean, and tomato etc. Recent studies show that overexpression of OXDC in plants (e.g. tomato, soybean, lettuce, and tobacco) results in transgenic plants with resistance to fungal pathogenesis. Accurate measurement of Oxalate Decarboxylase activity is useful for a variety of therapeutic, diagnostic, and mechanistic studies.
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Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Please refer to protocols.
Components Identifier 100 tests Formate Standard (100 mM) Yellow cap 1 x 0.1ml OXDC Assay Buffer I 1 x 20ml OXDC Assay Buffer II 1 x 15ml OXDC Enzyme Mix 1 vial OXDC Probe 1 vial OXDC Substrate 1 vial Positive Control 1 x 0.1ml
ab196993 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.