Adenylate Kinase (AK) Activity Assay Kit (Colorimetric/Fluorometric)

The most sensitive kit on the market

K350 is available from Abcam as ab211095.
Catalog #: K350 | abID: ab211095

Product Details

abID ab211095
Cat # +Size K350-100
Size 100 assays
Detection Method Absorbance (OD 570 nm) or Fluorescence (Ex/Em = 535/587 nm)
Applications Detection of Adenylate Kinase activity
Features & Benefits • Simple, rapid & convenient
• The kit includes all the reagents required to measure AK activity
Kit Components • AK Assay Buffer
• AK Probe
• ADP Substrate
• AK Convertor
• AK Developer
• Positive Control (AK Enzyme)
• ATP Standard (1 µmol)
Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Adenylate Kinase (AK) (EC is an abundant enzyme involved in energy metabolism and homeostasis of cellular adenine nucleotide ratios in different intracellular compatments. The enzyme is found in the nucleus, cytosol, or mitochondria (intermembrane space or matrix) of various kinds of tissues. Adenylate kinase acts on two molecules of ADP to generate ATP and AMP. Nine isoforms of adenylate kinase have been identified. Erythrocyte adenylate kinase deficiency is associated with hemolytic anemia. Adenylate kinase also plays an important role in post-ischemic recovery and in apoptosis. BioVision’s AK Activity Assay kit can kinetically measure Adenylate Kinase activity by detecting adenosine triphosphate (ATP) generated from adenosine diphosphate (ADP) as a substrate. ATP is detected via a multi-step reaction, resulting in the generation of an intermediate that reacts with the Adenylate Kinase Probe forming an end product that can be measured colorimetrically (OD 570 nm) or fluorometrically (Ex/Em = 535/587 nm).

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Can the kit work on bacteria or yeast cells?
The kit has been standardized for mammalian cells only
What is the exact volume of sample required for this assay?
There is no specific volume we can recommend for the amount any sample to be used since it is completely sample concentration and quality based. You have to do a pilot expt with multiple sample volumes to determine the optimal volume which gives a reading within the linear range of the standard curve. Please refer to the citations for this product to see what other clients have used with similar sample types.
Do you have trial sizes of this kit?
Unfortunately, we do not have trial sizes of this kit available. However, if you are based in the US or Canada, we will give you a 10% off list price introductory discount on its purchase price. If you are based out of this area please contact your regional BioVision distributor.
Can we purchase individual components of this kit?
Yes, you can purchase any of the kit's components without the whole kit. Please refer to the component Cat #s mentioned on the datasheet for ordering.
Can we use an alternate buffer for sample preparation (cell lysis, sample dilutions etc)?
Our assay buffers are optimized for the reactions they are designed for. They not only contain some detergents for efficient lysis of your cells/tissue, but also contain some proprietary components required for the further reactions. Therefore, we highly recommend using the buffers provided in the kit for the best results.