β-N-Acetylglucosaminidase Activity Assay Kit – Information
Assay Genie’ non-radioactive, colorimetric β-N-Acetylglucosaminidase Activity Assay Kit, NAG assay, is based on the cleavage of p-nitrophenol from a synthetic substrate. p-Nitrophenol becomes intensely colored after addition of the stop reagent. The increase in absorbance at 405 nm after addition of the stop reagent is directly proportional to the enzyme activity.
beta-N-Acetylglucosaminidase activity determination in biological samples.
β-N-Acetylglucosaminidase Activity Assay Kit – Key Features
- Fast and sensitive. Linear detection range (20 µL sample): 0.2 to 50 U/L for a 30 minute reaction at 37°C.
- High-throughput. Homogeneous “mix-incubate-measure” type assay. Can be readily automated on HTS liquid handling systems for processing thousands of samples per day.
β-N-Acetylglucosaminidase Activity Assay Kit – Data Sheet
|Kit Includes||Substrate: 10 mL Stop Reagent: 12 mL Standard: 1 mL (12.5mM Nitrophenol)|
|Kit Requires||Pipetting devices and accessories (e.g. multi-channel pipettor), clear flat-bottom 96-well plates, centrifuge tubes, and plate reader|
|Method of Detection||OD405nm|
|Detection Limit||0.2 U/L|
|Samples||Urine, serum, plasma, cell lysate, etc.|
|Protocol Length||30 min|
|Storage||Store the substrate at -20°C and all other components at 4°C upon receiving.|
|Shelf Life||12 months|
beta-N-Acetylglucosaminidase (NAG) is a lysosomal enzyme involved in a variety of biological processes such as the degradation of glycoproteins and glycolipids, cell proliferation, and signal transduction. NAG is found in many tissues in the body, but due to its high molecular weight, it can not be filtered through the glomerular membrane. For this reason, in the presence of tubular damage or a glomerular lesion, urinary NAG activity increases. Elevated NAG levels in urine are an early indication of renal damage, such as injury due to diabetes mellitus, inflammation, nephritic syndrome, urinary tract infection, and more. Various forms of cancer have been associated with increased levels of NAG in serum. Genetically inherited lipid storage disorders, such as Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease, arise from deficiencies of the enzyme.