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TBARS Assay Kit

Item № 10009055
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     96 wells $185.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-05-25. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Measure TBARS in plasma, serum, urine, tissue homogenates, and cell lysates
  • Assay 40 samples in duplicate
  • Assay range: 0.0625-50 µM
  • Plate-based colorimetric measurement (530-540 nm) or fluorometric measurement (ex 530 nm, em 550 nm)
  • Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances

Oxidative stress in the cellular environment results in the formation of highly reactive and unstable lipid hydroperoxides. Decomposition of the unstable peroxides derived from PUFAs results in the formation of malondialdehyde (MDA), which can be quantified colorimetrically following its controlled reaction with thiobarbituric acid. The measurement of these 'Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances' (TBARS) is a well-established method for screening and monitoring lipid peroxidation.1,2 Modifications of the TBARS assay has been used to evaluate a wide range of samples that include human and animal tissues and fluids, drugs and foods. Even though there remains a controversy cited in literature regarding the specificity of TBARS toward compounds other than MDA, it still remains the most widely employed assay used to determine lipid peroxidation. Cayman’s TBARS Assay Kit provides a simple, reproducible, and standardized tool for assaying lipid peroxidation in plasma, serum, urine, tissue homogenates, and cell lysates.

Needed but not supplied: Please download the kit booklet to verify if UltraPure Water (Milli-Q or equivalent) or any other components are needed for this assay.

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  • Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances

Warning - this product is not for human or veterinary use.

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≥ 1 year
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References & Product Citations
Product Description References

1. Yagi, K. Simple assay for the level of total lipid peroxides in serum or plasma Methods in Molecular Biology 108, 101-106 (1998).

2. Armstrong, D., and Browne, R. The analysis of free radicals, lipid peroxides, antioxidant enzymes and compounds to oxidative stress as applied to the clinical chemistry laboratory Free Radicals in Diagnostic Medicine 366, 43-58 (1994).

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Joshi, U., Evans, J.E., Joseph, R., et al. Oleoylethanolamide treatment reduces neurobehavioral deficits and brain pathology in a mouse model of Gulf War illness Scientific Reports 8(12921), (2018).

Saing, T., Lagman, M., Castrillon, J., et al. Analysis of glutathione levels in the brain tissue samples from HIV-1-positive individuals and subject with Alzheimer’s disease and its implication in the pathophysiology of the disease process BBA Clin. 6, 38-44 (2016).

Withee, E.D., Tippens, K.M., Dehen, R., et al. Effects of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) on exercise-induced oxidative stress, muscle damage, and pain following a half-marathon: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial J. Int. Soc. Sports Nutr. 14:24, (2017).

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