Citrate Assay Kit (ab83396)
Key features and details
- Assay type: Quantitative
- Detection method: Colorimetric/Fluorometric
- Platform: Microplate reader
- Assay time: 40 min
- Sample type: Cell culture supernatant, Other biological fluids, Plasma, Serum, Tissue Extracts, Urine
- Sensitivity: 0.002 mM
Product nameCitrate Assay Kit
Sample typeCell culture supernatant, Urine, Serum, Plasma, Other biological fluids, Tissue Extracts
Sensitivity> 0.002 mM
Range0.002 mM - 10 mM
Assay time0h 40m
Citrate Assay Kit ab83396 provides a simple, sensitive and rapid means of quantifying citrate in biological samples.
In the citrate assay protocol, citrate is converted to pyruvate via oxaloacetate. The pyruvate is quantified by converting a nearly colorless probe to an intensely colored (570 nm) and fluorescent (Ex/Em, 535/587 nm) product.
The citrate assay kit can detect 0.1 to 10 nmoles (~2 µM-10 mM) of citrate.
Citrate assay protocol summary:
- add samples and standards to wells
- add reaction mix and incubate for 30 min at room temp
- analyze with microplate reader
This product is manufactured by BioVision, an Abcam company and was previously called K655 Citrate Colorimetric/Fluorometric Assay Kit. K655-100 is the same size as the 100 test size of ab83396.
Citric acid (HOOC-CH2-C(-OH)(-COOH)-CH2-COOH) is a key intermediate in the TCA cycle which occurs in mitochondria. It is formed by the addition of oxaloacetate to the acetyl group of acetyl-CoA derived from the glycolytic pathway. Citrate can be transported out of mitochondria and converted back to acetyl CoA for fatty acid synthesis.
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Please refer to protocols.
Components Identifier 100 tests Citrate Assay Buffer WM 1 x 25ml Citrate Developer (Lyophilised) Green 1 vial Citrate Enzyme Mix (Lyophilised) Purple 1 vial Citrate Probe Red 1 x 0.2ml Citrate Standard (10 µmol) (lyophilised) Yellow 1 vial
RelevanceCitric acid (HOOC-CH2-C(-OH)(-COOH)-CH2-COOH) is a key intermediate in the TCA cycle which occurs in mitochondria. It is formed by the addition of oxaloacetate to the acetyl group of acetyl-CoA derived from the glycolytic pathway. Citrate can be transported out of mitochondria and converted back to acetyl CoA for fatty acid synthesis. Citrate is an allosteric modulator of both fatty acid synthesis (acetyl-CoA carboxylase) and glycolysis (phospho-fructokinase). Citrate is widely used industrially in foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals. Citrate metabolism and disposition can vary widely due to sex, age and a variety of other factors.
- Citric acid
Datasheets and documents
ab83396 has been referenced in 12 publications.
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