Hexokinase Colorimetric Assay Kit

Catalog number
Hexokinase Colorimetric Assay Kit
100 assays
561.00 EUR


Kit's description
Hexokinases (HK) are found in many organisms including bacteria, plants and mammals and play an important role in glucose metabolism. Hexokinases phosphorylate glucose and generate glucose-6-phosphate for glycolysis. Hexokinases have four isoforms (HK-I, II, III and IV). HK-I, HK-II and HK-III have low Km, while HK-IV has 100 fold high Km. Hexokinase deficiency leads to severe human diseases such as X-linked muscular dystrophy and a rare autosomal recessive hemolytic anemia. On the other hand, increased hexokinase activity is detected in various human tumors and is associated with metastasis. Early detection of abnormal hexokinase activity is crucial for diagnosis, prediction and treatment of the disease. In BioVision’s Hexokinase Assay kit, glucose is converted to glucose-6-phosphate by hexokinase; the glucose-6-phosphate is oxidized by glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase to form NADH, which reduces a colorless probe to a colored product with strong absorbance at 450 nm. The assay is simple, sensitive and rapid and can detect hexokinase activity even less than 0.1 mU/well.
• Detection method: Absorbance (450 nm) • Species reactivity: Mammalian • Applications: Measurement of Hexokinase activity in various tissues/cells. Analysis of glucose metabolism and cell signaling in various cell types. Screening anti:diabetic drugs.
Kit's benefits
• Simple procedure • Sensitive and rapid • Can detect hexokinase activity even less than 0.1 mU/well
Kit's other name
• HK Assay Buffer • HK Substrate • HK Coenzyme (lyophilized) • HK Enzyme Mix (lyophilized) • HK Developer (lyophilized) • NADH Standard (lyophilized) • HK Positive Control (lyophilized)
Storage condition
Shipping condition
gel pack
Maximum time can be stored
12 months
Species reactivity
see datasheet
Samples tested
• Serum • Animal tissues: Liver, heart, kidney, etc. • Cell culture: Adherent or suspension cells
Biovision supplies other types of Assays as 1.
Colorimetric assays or detection use UV absorption or enzymatic color reaction.