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Alpha Galactosidase Activity Assay Kit (Fluorometric) (K407-100)

May 2018

Alpha Galactosidase Activity Assay Kit (Fluorometric) (K407-100)

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MILPITAS, Calif. - May 15, 2018 - PRLog -- Alpha-Galactosidase -α-Gal; EC 3.2.1.22 hydrolyzes alpha-galactosyl moieties found in glycolipids and glycoproteins. In mammals, α-Gal hydrolyzes poly- and oligosaccharides commonly found in dietary sources that are difficult to digest. Therefore, α-Gal is used in dietary supplements that help to reduce the production of intestinal gases due to consumption of certain foods. It is known total α-Gal activity is due to two major isozymes with unique, yet different thermostability profiles. Alpha-Galactosidase A, is thermolabile and represents approximately 90% of total α-Gal activity. Fabry Disease, a lysosomal disease disorder, is characterized by mutations in alpha-Galactosidase A. These mutations cause abnormal accumulation of glycosphingolipids in lysosomes. BioVision's Alpha Galactosidase Activity Assay Kit provides a simple, rapid way to monitor total α-Gal activity in wide variety of biological samples. In this kit, α-Gal cleaves a synthetic specific substrate releasing a fluorophore, which can be easily quantified (Ex/Em= 360/445 nm). The assay is specific, sensitive and can detect as low as 0.1 µU of α-Galactosidase activity.



Figure: α-Galactosidase Activity in Mouse Kidney Tissue Extracts (1 µg protein) and U937 Cell Lysates (0.2 µg protein) using K407-100.

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