EnzyChrom™ Phospholipid Assay Kit
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For quantitative determination of phospholipid and evaluation of drug effects on its metabolism.

Key Features
Sensitive. Use 20 μL samples. Linear detection range: colorimetric assay 3 - 200 μM, fluorimetric assay 0.6 - 20 μM phospholipid.

OD570nm, or FL530/585nm



20 min

100 tests

Detection Limit
OD, FL: 3, 0.6 μM

Shelf Life
6 months

More Details
Phospholipids are a class of lipids which constitute a major component of cell membranes and play important roles in signal transduction. Most phospholipids contain one diglyceride, a phosphate group, and one choline. BioAssay Systems’ method provides a simple, direct and high-throughput assay for measuring choline-containing phospholipids in biological samples. In this assay, phospholipids (such as lecithin, lysolecithin and sphingomyelin) are enzymatically hydrolyzed to choline which is determined using choline oxidase and a H2O2 specific dye. The optical density of the pink colored product at 570nm or fluorescence intensity (530/585 nm) is directly proportional to the phospholipid concentration in the sample.

1. I am looking for assay to measure phospholipids in cell culture media. I think the concentration in media maybe much lower than the serum. I am not sure whether if this kit is suitable for me.

BioAssay Systems’ phospholipid assay kit has a linear detection range from 3 - 200 μM (colorimetric assay), and 0.6 - 20 μM (fluorimetric assay). We have not tested cell culture media, but believe it should work in most cases. Common media formulations will contain about 5-10% FCS and the phospholipid content therein should be in the linear detection range of the assay. Other media formulations may have much lower serum concentrations or are serum-free. In those cases you should contact the manufacturer to get an estimate of how much phospholipid is in your medium.

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1. Methods for treatment of a sarcoma using an epimetabolic shifter (Coenzyme q10. US 2011/0064747. Assay: Phospholipid in Human Red blood cell (Pubmed).

2. Kim S et al (2012) Aberrant upregulation of astroglial ceramide potentiates oligodendrocyte injury. Brain Pathol 22(1):41-47. Assay: Phospholipid in N/A lipid (Pubmed).

3. Soga N et al (2012) Kinetic equivalence of transmembrane pH and electrical potential differences in ATP synthesis. J Biol Chem 287(12):9633-9. Assay: Phospholipid in human cancer cell (Pubmed).

4. Haynes TA et al (2012) DNA damage induces down-regulation of UDP-glucose ceramide glucosyltransferase, increases ceramide levels and triggers apoptosis in p53-deficient cancer cells. Biochim Biophys Acta 1821(7):943-53. Assay: Phospholipid in Human Ovarian cancer cells (Pubmed).

5. Stoll C et al (2011). Liposomes alter thermal phase behavior and composition of red blood cell membranes. Biochim Biophys Acta 1808(1):474-481. Assay: Phospholipid in Mouse Brain (Pubmed).

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EnzyChrom™ Phospholipid Assay Kit
Catalog No: EPLP-100
Price: $339    Qty:
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