The Catalase Assay Kit contains all necessary components for studying catalase activity in various tissues and subcellular organelles.
Sutitable for Colorimetric and UV Assays
Catalase is a ubiquitous antioxidant enzyme which catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to water and oxygen. Hydrogen peroxide is formed in the eukaryotic cell as a by-product of various oxidases and superoxide dismutases. Hydrogen peroxide accumulation in cells causes oxidation of cellular targets such as DNA, proteins, and lipids leading to mutagenesis and cell death. Removal of the H2O2 from the cell by catalase provides protection against oxidative damage to living cells and its role in oxidative stress related diseases has been widely studied.
Features and Benefits
- Useful for determining catalase activity - may be used in various tissues and cells
- Simple, optimized protocol - A simple colorimetric assay for analysis of peroxisome enrichment and catalase activity
Suitable for studying catalase activity in various tissues and subcellular organelles.
This assay method is based on the measurement of the hydrogen peroxide substrate remaining after the action of catalase. First, the catalase converts hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen (catalatic pathway) and then this enzymatic reaction is stopped with sodium azide. An aliquot of the reaction mix is then assayed for the amount of hydrogen peroxide remaining by a colorimetric method.10 The colorimetric method uses a substituted phenol (3,5-dichloro-2-hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid), which couples oxidatively to 4-aminoantipyrine in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) to give a red quinoneimine dye (N-(4-antipyryl)-3-chloro-5-sulfonatep-benzoquinone-monoimine) that absorbs at 520 nm
One unit of catalase will decompose 1.0 micromole of hydrogen peroxide to oxygen and water per minute at pH 7.0 at 25 °C at a substrate concentration of 50 mM hydrogen peroxide.
Use ultrapure water in preparation of all solutions.