Total Antioxidant Capacity Assay, Catalog: MA-0106

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100 wells, Colorimetric, OD 570 nm

MA-0106 Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) Assay DS
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PRODUCT SUMMARY

Product Name TOTAL ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY ASSAY

Catalog MA-0106

Size 100 wells

Sample Type  Plasma, Serum, Urine, Other Biological Fluids, Cell or Tissue lysates, Cell Culture Media

Species All

Method of Detection Colorimetric, OD 570 nm

Assay Type Quantitative

Application A plate-based colorimetric assay to measure small molecule antioxidants and proteins, either combined or together.

Sensitivity: The lower detection limit of the assay is approximately 0.1 nmol per well (or 1 µM) of Trolox.

Storage Conditions +4°C

Shipping Temperature Gel Pack

Shelf Life One year from the date of delivery

DESCRIPTION

Antioxidants function to minimize damage to primarily proteins, lipids, and DNA caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and/or reactive nitrogen oxide species (RNOS). There are three basic categories of antioxidants: enzymes (GSH reductase, catalase, peroxidase, etc.), other non-enzymatic proteins (albumin, transferrin, etc.) and small molecules (ascorbate, uric acid, GSH, vitamin E, etc.). Trolox is used to standardize antioxidants, with all other antioxidants being measured in Trolox equivalents. Trolox, a water soluble vitamin E analog is used to standardize antioxidants, with all other antioxidants being measured in Trolox equivalents. Measurement of the total antioxidant capacity of biological samples provides an indication of the effectiveness in counteracting reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. It is sometimes necessary to evaluate the contribution of proteins separately from small molecule antioxidants. AkrivisBio’s TAC Assay is designed to measure the combination of small molecule antioxidants and proteins, either combined or together. In this TAC Assay, Cu2+ ion is converted to Cu1+ by all available reducing species including small molecules and protein antioxidants. The Protein Mask prevents Cu2+ reduction by proteins thereby enabling the analysis of the contribution of only the small molecule antioxidants. The reduced Cu+ ion then subsequently binds to a chromogenic ligand giving a broad peak with OD at 570 nm, proportional to the total antioxidant capacity.