EZDetect™ Aldo-keto Reductase Activity Assay Kit (Colorimetric)

Catalog number
EZDetect™ Aldo-keto Reductase Activity Assay Kit (Colorimetric)
100 assays
571.00 EUR


Kit's description
Aldo-keto Reductases (AKRs) are a superfamily of NAD(P)H linked oxidoreductases which contains more than 190 members. A complete listing of AKR superfamily can be found at: The common function of AKR superfamily is to oxidize/reduce aldehydes or ketones to their corresponding primary or secondary alcohols. Due to their broad substrate specificity, AKRs play roles in intermediary metabolism, biosynthesis and detoxification. In humans, the AKRs are not only involved in carbonyl metabolism, but they also regulate signaling through nuclear receptors which leads to chemical carcinogenesis. Many studies demonstrate increasing expression of AKRs in cancers such as lung, liver and colon cancers. BioVision’s EZDetect™ Aldo-keto Reductase Activity Assay Kit provides a convenient tool for sensitive detection of AKR activity in a variety of samples. In this assay, AKR acts on a general substrate and converts NADP+ to NADPH. This NADPH reacts with the AKR probe and generates color. This color is proportional to the activity of AKR in the sample. This kit can detect AKR activity as low as 0.001 mU in samples and has been validated with AKR1B10, AKR1C1 and AKR1C3. Further tests are in progress for other members of the AKR family.
Simple and Ultrasensitive assay to colorimetrically measure as low as 0.001 mU of AKR activity.
Kit's benefits
Simple, ultra-sensitive assay. Colorimetric detection
Aldo Keto reductase
Kit's other name
AKR activity assay kit
AKR Assay Buffer AKR Substrate AKR Probe AKR Positive Control NADPH Standard
Storage condition
Shipping condition
gel pack
Maximum time can be stored
12 months
Species reactivity
• Measurement of aldo-keto reductase activity in various tissues/cells. • Screening of aldo-keto reductase inhibitors.
Samples tested
• Animal tissues: such as liver, pancreas, small intestine, etc. • Cells: Adherent and suspension cells. • Biological fluids: such as serum and plasma.
Biovision supplies other types of Assays as 1.
Colorimetric assays or detection use UV absorption or enzymatic color reaction.