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ATP Assay Kit, BioAssay™


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Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is the chemical energy for cellular metabolism and is often referred to as “energy currency" of the cell. ATP is produced only in living cells during photosynthesis and cellular respiration and consumed in cellular processes including biosynthetic reactions, motility and cell division. It is a key indicator of cellular activity and has been utilized as a measure of cell viability and cytotoxicity in research and drug discovery.
Catalog #A3999-20
Key FeaturesSafe. Non-radioactive assay.
Sensitive and accurate. As low as 0.02uM ATP or a single cell can be quantified.
Homogeneous and convenient. "Mix-incubate-measure" type assay. No wash and reagent transfer steps are involved.
Robust and amenable to HTS: Z’ factors of > 0.5 are routinely observed in 96-well and 384-well plates. Can be readily automated on HTS liquid handling systems.
ApplicationsATP determination in cells and other biological samples.
Kit ComponentsA3999-20A: Assay Buffer: 10ml
A3999-20B: Substrate: 120ul
A3999-20C: ATP Enzyme: 120ul
A3999-20D: Standard, 3mM ATP: 100ul
Storage and StabilityStore all reagents at -20°C. This kit is shipped on dry ice. Shelf life of the kit is 6 months after receipt.
PrecautionsReagents are for research use only. Normal precautions for laboratory reagents should be exercised while using the reagents. Please refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for detailed information.
General ConsiderationsSignal Stability: Since the signal of the reaction decreases by ~1% each minute, for most accurate results, care should be taken that the time between adding the Reconstituted Reagent and luminescence reading is the same for all samples and standards.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.

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