Fumarate Assay Kit (BA0110)

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Fumarate Assay Kit

FUMARATE , or Fumaric Acid, is one of the key components in TCA cycle and is used by cells to form ATP. Human skin when exposed to sunlight will naturally produce fumaric acid. Fumarate is used as an additive by the food and beverage industries. Fumaric acid esters are also used to treat psoriasis. Increased urinary fumarate may be due to impaired Krebs cycle function, a defect in the enzyme fumarase or mitochondrial function.

Assay Genie's fumarate assay kit is based on fumarase catalyzed hydration of fumarate to malate. The malate is then oxidized by malate dehydrogenase generating NADH which reduces a formazan (MTT) dye. The intensity of the product color, measured at 565 nm is proportional to the fumarate concentration in the sample.


For quantitative determination of fumarate and drug effects on its metabolism.

Key Features

  • Fast and sensitive. Use of 20 uL sample. Linear detection range 0.005 to 2 mM fumarate in 96-well plate assay.
  • Convenient. The procedure involves adding a single working reagent, and reading the optical density after 30 minutes. Room temperature assay. No 37°C heater is needed.
  • High-throughput. Can be readily automated as a high-throughput 96-well plate assay for thousands of samples per day.

Fumarate Assay Kit Information:

Kit Includes Assay Buffer: 10 mL Enzyme A: 120 uL NAD/MTT: 1 mL Enzyme B: 120 uL Standard: 1 mL 20 mM Fumarate FMR Enzyme: 120 uL
Kit Requires Pipetting devices and accessories (e.g. multi-channel pipettor), clear flat-bottom 96-well plates, centrifuge tubes and plate reader capable of reading absorbance between 520-600 nm.
Method of Detection OD565nm
Detection Limit 5
Samples Food, beverage and other biological samples (e.g. cell lysate, tissue homogenate, serum)
Species All
Protocol Length 30 min
Size 100 tests
Storage Store all components at -20°C upon receiving
Shelf Life 6 months


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