Total antioxidant capacity (TAC) assay kit
- For quantitative determination of total antioxidant capacity (TAC)
- Sensitive: linear detection range 1.5-1000 μM Trolox equivalents
- Simple "add-Incubate-Read" assay type
- Suitable for high-throughput systems (HTS)
An antioxidant slows down or prevents the oxidation of other molecules. Antioxidants protect the cells from damages by reactive oxygen species which are produced in oxidation reactions in the cell. Antioxidants are also widely used as dietary supplements and in industry as preservatives in food, cosmetics, rubber and gasoline.
Assay Genie’s total antioxidant capacity TAC assay measures total antioxidant capacity in which Cu2+ is reduced by antioxidant to Cu+. The resulting Cu+ specifically forms a colored complex with a dye reagent. The color intensity at 570nm is proportional to TAC in the sample.