Pyruvate/Pyruvate Kinase assay kit

  • For quantitative determination of pyruvate and pyruvate kinase activity
  • Colorimetric or Fluorometric assays
  • Highly sensitive assays
  • Simple, direct and automation-ready procedure
  • For various samples applicable (plasma, serum, cell and tissue and more)

Pyruvate Kinase activity assay kit

Pyruvate Kinase (PK) is an enzyme involved in glycolysis. It catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to ADP, yielding one molecule of pyruvate and one molecule of ATP.

In the Pyruvate Kinase assay kit, PEP and ADP are catalyzed by pyruvate kinase to generate pyruvate and ATP. The color intensity of the reaction product at 570nm or fluorescence intensity at Ex/Em = 530/590nm is directly proportional to the pyruvate generated by the Pyruvate Kinase in the sample.

  • Detection ranges: 0.1 to 50 U/L for colorimetric assays and 0.01 to 2 U/L for fluorimetric assays run at 25°C for 30 min.
Reaction catalyzed by pyruvate kinase Reaction catalyzed by pyruvate kinase

Pyruvate assay kit

The Pyruvate assay kit uses a single Working Reagent that combines pyruvate oxidase and hydrogen peroxide determination in one step. The color intensity of the reaction product at 570nm or fluorescence intensity at Ex/Em = 530/585nm is directly proportional to pyruvate concentration in the sample.

  • involves addition of a single working reagent and incubation for 30 min at room temperature and is compatible for HTS assays
  • Detection ranges 2 to 500 μM (17 ug/dL to 4.4 mg/dL) pyruvate for colorimetric assays and 0.2 to 50 μM for fluorimetric assays
  • Use as little as 10 μL samples

Ordering information

Westburg offers this product in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg,
If you are not located in these countries please visit the Assay Genie website to find your local distributor.
Cat no. Description
RG BA0145 Pyruvate Kinase Activity Assay Kit - 100 assays
RG BA0146 Pyruvate Assay Kit (Colorimetric or Fluorometric) - 100 assays