Phenylalanine Assay, Catalog: MA-0147


100 wells, Fluorometric, Ex/Em = 535/587 nm


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Catalog MA-0147

Size 100 wells

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

Method of Detection Fluorometric, Ex/Em = 535/587 nm

Assay Type Quantitative

Application A plate based fluorometric assay to measure phenylalanine in various sample types with a sensitivity in the mid to low picomole range. 

Sensitivity Mid to low picomole range

Storage Conditions -20°C

Shipping Temperature Gel Pack

Shelf Life One year from the date of delivery


Phenylalanine is one of the essential amino acids that we are unable to synthesize. Beyond its obvious significance as an important building block for protein synthesis, phenylalanine is also a precursor dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine as well as a precursor for tyrosine which itself is a precursor to thyroid hormones. PKU is a genetic disorder characterized by the inability to degrade phenylalanine resulting in its accumulation causing neurological and cognitive impairment, at least partly due to competing for tryptophan transport channels resulting in decreased serotonin. AkrivisBio’s Phenylalanine Assay is a simple, sensitive means of measuring phenylalanine in a variety of biological samples with a sensitivity in the mid to low picomole range.