Methylglyoxal Assay Kit (Colorimetric)

First kit in the market that can detect Methylglyoxal in samples
Catalog #: K500 | abID: ab241006

Product Details

abID ab241006
Cat # +Size K500-100
Size 100 assays
Kit Summary • Detection method- Absorbance (OD 450 nm)
• Species reactivity- Eukaryotes
• Applications- This Kit provides a simple in vitro assay for detecting Methylglyoxal levels in biological samples.
Detection Method Absorbance (OD 450 nm)
Applications Measurement of Methylglyoxal in food products
Features & Benefits • Simple procedure; takes ~ 2 hours
• Fast and convenient
• The assay is sensitive, stable and high-throughput adaptable
• Useful for the estimation of Methylglyoxal in biological samples
Kit Components • MG Assay Buffer
• Substrate Mix A
• Substrate Mix B
• Enzyme Mix A
• Enzyme Mix B
• Enzyme Mix C
• MG Standard (20 mM)
Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Methylglyoxal (MG, 2-oxopropanal, pyruvic aldehyde) is a highly reactive dicarbonyl compound formed during glycolysis and sugar fermentation. It is an important precursor of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Endogenous MG is present in many food items and beverages. For example, high levels of MG have been reported in Manuka Honey and some soft drinks. Additionally, cooking and some storage techniques can induce the synthesis of MG, such as coffee brewing, and bread toasting. It has been shown that MG has antimicrobial activity against some bacterial strains, including Streptococcus, H. pylori, E. coli and other bacteria resistant to standard antibiotic treatments. BioVision’s Methylglyoxal Assay Kit (Colorimetric) enables the detection of MG using a set of engineered enzymes and a chromophore. The reduced chromophore, final product of the assay, produces a stable signal, which can be easily quantified at 450 nm using a microplate reader and its signal is directly proportional to the amount of MG in samples. The assay is simple, specific, reproducible, and can detect as low as 0.5 nmol/well of MG in a 100 µl reaction.

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