Glycerol Cell-Based Assay Kit

Catalog number
Glycerol Cell-Based Assay Kit
100 assays
510.00 EUR


Kit's description
Metabolic diseases such as type II diabetes and fatty liver are becoming more prevalent among an aging population, and are a burden to the healthcare system. Such diseases revolve around the body’s ability to control triglyceride (lipid) metabolism. Events such as fasting can lead to cell autophagy, corresponding with removal of lipid droplets. A number of pathologies can lead to steatosis, bringing about triacylglyceride buildup and release of free fatty acids and free glycerol. Glycerol molecules can then be reabsorbed by the liver or kidney and can be metabolized to re-enter the energy store by pathways such as glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. The glycerol concentration can thus be used as a measure of lipid metabolism and fat mobilization. BioVision’s Glycerol Cell-Based Assay Kit provides a simple, sensitive, straight-forward assay for determination of glycerol concentrations in various cell and tissue culture samples. The assay uses a glycerol-specific enzymatic reaction to convert the probe into a fluorescent product in the presence of glycerol. Glycerol levels can be detected as low as 50 pmol per well, or 1.0 µM in culture medium. Chloroquine (included in the kit as a control) induces steatosis and blocks autophagy, thus leading to a buildup of lipid droplets and an increase in the free glycerol concentration.
• Detection method: Fluorescence (Ex/Em 535/587 nm) • Applications:The kit can detect 100 pmol of glycerol in mammalian cell cultures.
Kit's benefits
• Simple procedure; takes ~ 2 hours • Fast and convenient • The kit provides an accurate assay for measuring free glycerol in cell-based assays
Glycerol assay
Kit's other name
• Glycerol Assay Buffer • Glycerol Probe (in DMSO) • Glycerol Enzyme Mix • Glycerol Standard (100 mM) • Chloroquine (5 mM)
Storage condition
Shipping condition
gel pack
Maximum time can be stored
12 months
Species reactivity
see datasheet
The kit can detect 100 pmol of glycerol in mammalian cell cultures.
Samples tested
Cell culture supernatants
Biovision supplies other types of Assays as 1.
For cells, cell lines and tissues in culture till half confluency.