Glutamate Assay, Catalog: MA-0133


100 wells, Colorimetric, OD 450 nm

MA 0133 Glutamate Assay DS
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Catalog MA-0133

Size 100 wells

Sample Type Cell Lysate, Tissue Extracts, Urine, Serum, Plasma, Other biological fluids

Species All

Method of Detection Colorimetric, OD 450 nm

Assay Type Quantitative

Application A plate based colorimetric assay to measure the concentration of glutamate in samples as low as 0.2 nmoles per well.

Sensitivity <0.2 nmoles/well

Storage Conditions -20°C

Shipping Temperature Gel Pack

Shelf Life One year from the date of delivery


Glutamate, a non-essential amino acid, plays several important metabolic roles in the body. As a neurotransmitter, it facilitates communication between nerve cells, contributing to brain function and cognition. Glutamate is also a key molecule in protein synthesis, aiding in the production of other amino acids. It also serves as a precursor for glutathione, a potent antioxidant that helps protect cells from oxidative damage. AkrivisBio’s Glutamate assay is a simple, sensitive means of assessing glutamate content in a variety of tissues with an ability to detect less than 0.2 nmoles per well. In the assay, Glutamate is oxidatively converted to α-ketoglutarate by glutamate dehydrogenase with the conversion of NAD to NADH. NADH then reduces a nearly colorless tetrazolium to a highly colored formazan measured at OD 450 nm. Glutamate assay is useful for studying neurotransmission, assessing neurological disorders, and evaluating glutamate levels in food products to monitor quality or detect contamination.