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BioVision Introduces Industry’s Simplest and Fastest Glucose Uptake Assay Kits

BioVision, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of Industry’s Simplest and Fastest Glucose Uptake Colorimetric and Fluorometric Assay Kits.

July 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Glucose uptake is an important biological process for studying cell signaling and glucose metabolism. Among many different methods available for measuring glucose uptake, 2-deoxyglucose (2-DG) has been widely used because of its structural similarity to glucose. Like glucose, 2-DG can be taken up by glucose transporters, and metabolized to 2-DG-6-phosphate (2-DG6P). 2-DG6P, however, cannot be further metabolized and thus accumulates in the cells. The accumulated 2-DG6P is directly proportional to 2-DG (or glucose) uptake by cells.

Key Features and benefits of the Kits
• Simple, convenient and non-radioactive
• Super-fast Protocol
• Highly Sensitive, detects glucose uptake as low as 10 pmol/well
• High-Throughput Adaptable
• Can be used for a variety of cell types
• Fluorometric (Ex/Em = 535/587) or Colorimetric (λ = 412 nm) quantification
• Kit provides ample reagents to perform 100 assays in a 96 well plate format
• Applicable to various fields like diabetes and obesity research, insulin signaling,  screening diabetes related drugs etc.

Glucose Uptake Fluorometric Assay Kit (Cat # K666-100): In BioVision’s glucose uptake fluorometric assay kit, the accumulated 2-DG6P is enzymatically oxidized and coupled to BioVision’s PicoProbeTM, which generates fluorescence in the presence of NADPH. The Kit detects glucose uptake as low as 50 pmol/well.

For more information, please visit, http://www.biovision.com/glucose-uptake-fluorometric-assa...

Glucose Uptake Colorimetric Assay Kit (Cat # K676-100): In BioVision’s glucose uptake colorimetric assay kit, the 2-DG6P is oxidized to generate NADPH, which can be determined by an enzymatic recycling amplification reaction. The Kit detects glucose uptake as low as 10 pmol/well.

For more information, please visit, http://www.biovision.com/glucose-uptake-colorimetric-assa...

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Last Updated:Jul 19, 2012
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