AnaSpec, EGT Group, the provider of ultra-sensitive
fluorimetric SensoLyte® line of assay kits is pleased to announce the release
of the SensoLyte® Fluorimetric NADP/NADPH Assay Kit. This assay is
a sensitive fluorimetric assay that detects NADP and NADPH without interfering
with NAD/NADH. NADP is converted to NADPH in an enzyme-cycling reaction. The
kit contains a fluorogenic reagent, producing fluorescence when reacted with
NADPH. The resulting red fluorescence can be monitored at excitation /emission=
560/590 nm, with the intensity of fluorescence produced being proportional to
NADP/NADPH concentration. This assay detects as low as 1.5 nM of the analyte.
Pyridine nucleotides are involved in a number
of critical catabolic and anabolic reactions in living organisms. Nicotinamide
adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP) is a natural coenzyme present in all animal
and plant organisms. Cellular NADPH is important for tolerance to ROS and maintenance
of cellular redox homeostasis.1-5 The reducing power of NADPH is
a required cofactor for enzymes that are prooxidant such as nitric oxide synthase
and NADPH oxidase.6 Furthermore the NADP+/NADPH ratio has been found
to change in the erythrocytes of subjects affected by hemolytic disorder.7,
In addition to the fluorimetric kit, AnaSpec also
provides a convenient colorimetric kit. This kit also detects NADP and NADPH
without interfering with NAD/NADH. The SensoLyte® Colorimetric NADP/NADPH
Assay Kit utilizes an enzyme cycling reaction to produce a blue colored product,
formazan, which can be monitored at 565 nm using a microplate reader. The intensity
of the color produced is proportional to NADP/NADPH concentration.
Fig 1. NADPH and NADH were serially diluted in assay buffer containing Enzyme
Cycling Mix and Detection Reagent, and fluorescence was recorded at Ex/Em=570
/590 nm. (Flexstation 384II, Molecular Devices).
Fig 2. NADP and NAD were serially diluted in assay buffer containing Enzyme
Cycling Mix and Detection Reagent, and fluorescence was recorded at Ex/Em=570/590
nm. (Flexstation 384II, Molecular Devices).
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