ACETALDEHYDE (CH3CHO) is one of the most widely occurring aldehydes in nature and is commonly used in industry. Acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of ethanol in the liver, is toxic to the human body and is rapidly converted to the less harmful acetic acid by the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase. People with a deficiency of aldehyde dehydrogenase accumulate acetaldehyde when consuming alcohol and this accumulation results in facial and body flushing often referred to as Asian flush syndrome.Build up of acetaldehyde has also been associated with the effects of hangovers from alcohol consumption. Although classified as a carcinogen, acetaldehyde is naturally found in many foods and beverages such as ripe fruit, coffee, and wine.
How our Acetaldehyde Assay Kit (Colorimetric) Kits Work:
Assay Genie's colorimetric acetaldehyde assay kit is based on aldehyde dehydrogenase catalyzed oxidation of acetaldehyde, in which the formed NADH reduces a formazan reagent. The intensity of the product color, measured at 565 nm, is directly proportional to the acetaldehyde concentration in the sample.
- High-throughput. The procedure involves adding a single working reagent, and reading the absorbance after 30 minutes. Room temperature assay. No 37°C heater is needed.
- Fast and sensitive. Linear detection range (10uL sample): 4 uM to 4 mM acetaldehyde in 96-well plate assay.
- Convenient. Homogeneous "mix-incubate-measure" type assay. Can be readily automated on HTS liquid handling systems for processing thousands of samples per day.
Acetaldehyde Assay Kit (Colorimetric) Kit Information:
|Application:||Acetaldehyde determination in biological and food/beverage samples.|
|Sample:||Biological samples (e.g. plasma, serum, urine, tissue and culture media) and food/beverage samples (e.g. wine, coffee, and juice).|
|Detection limit:||2 uM|
|Shelf Life:||6 months|