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Carnosine ELISA Kit

A Competitive ELISA kit for in vitro quantitative determination of Carnosine concentrations in serum and muscle.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including TMB, which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer.  For more information go to
Catalog #: E4766

Product Details

Cat # +Size E4766-100
Size 96 Assays
Detection Method Absorbance (450 nm)
Species Reactivity Human
Applications In vitro quantitative determination of carnosine
Features & Benefits •Detection Range: 0.25- 16 μg/ml
•Sensitivity: 0.12 μg/ml
Kit Components •ELISA Microplate
•Carnosine Standard
•HRP Conjugate Stock
•TMB substrate
•Stop Solution
•Wash Buffer (10X)
•Sample Diluent
•Conjugate Buffer
•Plate Sealers
Storage Conditions Store at -20ºC
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Carnosine is an imidazole dipeptide composed of the amino acids beta-alanine and histidine. Humans cannot produce carnosine and it must be obtained from meats such as beef, pork and chicken. Unlike simple amino acids, carnosine is not incorporated into proteins and is stored at relatively high concentrations (e.g. > 1 mg/ml) in brain, heart and muscle tissues. In humans, carnosine concentrations in plasma are very low during fasting but can jump to high levels after meat consumption. Interestingly, carnosine has several beneficial effects or therapeutic potential, like carnosine has a pKa of 6.8 which is ideal to buffer pH and delay fatigue in muscle. In addition, carnosine is an antioxidant which can greatly scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) or alpha-beta unsaturated aldehydes formed during oxidative stresses or inflammations. Besides, carnosine has antiglycating properties and it can reduce advanced glycation end-products in many degenerative diseases such as aging, atherosclerosis, chronic renal failure and Alzheimer's disease. Carnosine is also important in diabetes as it can bind to excess sugars and lessen glucose-induced damage. The traditional techniques/instruments (HPLC or GC-MS) for detecting carnosine are expensive, laborious, and time-consuming. On the other hand, immunoassay techniques, such as ELISA, are commonly preferred as simple, reliable and rapid methods. BioVision’s Carnosine ELISA kit is a competitive-based ELISA that can detect carnosine in different biological samples such as serum and muscle. It can detect carnosine (0.25 – 16 μg/ml) within 120 minutes.

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