Overview

  • Product name
    Zinc Quantification Kit (Fluorometric)
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  • Sample type
    Urine, Serum, Plasma, Cell culture extracts, Other biological fluids, Tissue Extracts
  • Assay type
    Quantitative
  • Sensitivity
    >= 13 ng/ml
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Other species
    Predicted to work with: Mammals
  • Product overview

    Abcam's Zinc Quantification Kit (Fluorometric) (ab176725) provides a robust method for detecting zinc concentration in biological samples using our proprietary Zn Detector, in which Zinc binds to the probe with enhanced fluorescence at Ex/Em= 485/525 nm. The Zinc probe exhibits a large increase in fluorescence in response to Zn2+ (greater than 200~300 folds). It has high Zn2+ -specificity with little responses to other metals, including Ca2+, Mg2+, Mn2+, and Cu2+. The assay can be used with biological samples such as serum, plasma, and urine with detection sensitivity at 0.2 µM (13 ng/mL).

  • Notes

    Zinc is an essential trace mineral element that plays an important role in a number of biological processes. It is an essential factor required for many enzymes, protein structures, and control of genetic expression. Zinc status also affects basic processes of cell division, growth, differentiation, development, and aging. Clinical signs of zinc deficiency include acrodermatitis, low immunity, diarrhea, poor healing, stunting, hypogonadism, fetal growth failure, teratology and abortion. Simple, direct and automation-ready procedures for measuring zinc ion are highly desirable in research and drug discovery.

Properties

Images

  • ZnCl2 dose response was measured on a 96-well black plate with Zinc Quantification Kit (Fluorometric) (ab176725). As low as ~ 0.2 µM Zn2+ can be detected with 5 minutes incubation time (n=3).

Protocols

References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Reinhardt S  et al. Identification of disulfiram as a secretase-modulating compound with beneficial effects on Alzheimer's disease hallmarks. Sci Rep 8:1329 (2018). Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 29358714) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

Thank you very much for your kind feedback.

I can confirm you that The Zn Detection solution vial contains 50 ul and the ZnCl2 standard vial contains 100 ul.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance.

The reproducibility of the product is very good. In lab testing, the average interassay CV was ~5% and often is as low as 2%.

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