Aconitase Assay Kit (BA0070)

Product Type:
Microplate Reader
Sample Type:
Cell Lysate, Tissue Homogenate, Serum
Research Area:
TCA Cycle
Oxidative Stress
ATP and Related
Diabetes & Obesity
Enzyme Activity
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Aconitase Assay Kit - Information

Assay Genie's aconitase assay measures the isocitrate generated as a product of the aconitase reaction. The isocitrate is then oxidized producing NADPH and the oxidation product. The NADPH converts the dye to an intense violet color with an absorption maximum at 565 nm. The increase in absorbance at 565 nm is directly proportional to aconitase activity.


For quantitative determination of aconitase enzyme activity and high-throughput screening assays for aconitase modulator.

Aconitase Assay Kit - Key Features

  • Fast and sensitive. Linear detection range (20 sample): 0.5 to 100 U/L for 20 min reaction.
  • Convenient and high-throughput. Homogeneous "mix-incubate-measure" type assay. Can be readily automated on HTS liquid handling systems for processing thousands of samples per day.

Aconitase Assay Kit - Data Sheet

Kit IncludesAssay Buffer: 10 mL Enzyme A: 120 uL NADP/MTT: 1 mL Enzyme B: 120 uL Standard: 1 mL Substrate: 1 mL
Kit RequiresPipetting devices and accessories (e.g. multi-channel pipettor), clear flat-bottom 96-well plates, centrifuge tubes and plate reader.
Method of DetectionOD565nm
Detection Limit0.5 U/L
SamplesBiological samples (e.g. cell lysate, tissue homogenate, serum, etc.)
Protocol Length30 min
Size100 tests
StorageStore all components at -20°C upon receiving
Shelf Life6 months

More Details

ACONITASE (ACONITATE HYDRATASE) is an enzyme in the citric acid (TCA) cycle that catalyzes the conversion of citrate to isocitrate. The activity of aconitase depends largely upon the iron-sulfur [Fe4S4] 2+ cluster. Related diseases include aconitase deficiency (e.g. myopathy and exercise intolerance), Friedreich's ataxia and diabetes.