Aconitase Activity Colorimetric Assay Kit (BN00936)

  • Metabolism Assays Aconitase Activity Colorimetric Assay Kit BN00936
  • Metabolism Assays Aconitase Activity Colorimetric Assay Kit BN00936


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Aconitase Activity Colorimetric Assay Kit

Aconitase (aconitate hydratase; EC is an iron-sulfur protein containing [Fe²cluster that catalyzes the stereospecific isomerization of citrate to isocitrate via cis-aconitate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, a non-redox-active process. Tissue contains two aconitases, a mitochondrial (m-) and a cytosolic (c-) aconitase. They are related, but distinctly different enzymes and are coded for on different chromosomes. Loss of aconitase activity in cells or other biological samples treated with pro-oxidants has been interpreted as a measure of oxidative damage. Assay Genie's Aconitase Assay Kit is a highly sensitive, simple, direct and HTS-ready colorimetric assay for measuring Aconitase activity in biological samples. In the assay, citrate is converted by aconitase into isocitrate, which is further processed resulting in a product that converts a nearly colorless probe into an intensely colored form with a ax at 450nm.

Unit definition: One unit of Aconitase is the amount of enzyme that will isomerize 1.0µmol of Citrate to Isocitrate per min at pH 7.4 at 25 °C.

Figure: Standard Graphs obtained from following Kit Protocol.

Kit Information Description

Product SKU



100 assays

Detection Methods

Absorbance at 450 nm

Species Reactivity




Features and Benefits

  • Simple procedure; takes ~ less than 40 minutes
  • Fast and convenient

Kit Components

  • Assay Buffer
  • Substrate
  • Developer
  • Enzyme Mix (200µl)
  • Cysteine
  • (NHe(SObr> Isocitrate Standard (10µmol)

Storage Conditions


Shipping Conditions

Gel Pack


For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.

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Additional Information

Product type:
Cellular Assay
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