Alcohol Dehydrogenase (ADH) Assay Kit Price
Product Description: Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) together with mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase are responsible for metabolizing the
bulk of ethanol present in our diets. The enzymes are expressed at highest levels in liver, but at lower levels in other tissues. At least six different
classes of mammalian ADHs have been described, and most are common to humans, mammals, and many vertebrates. Our non-radioactive
colorimetric ADH assay is based on the reduction of the tetrazolium salt INT in a NADH-coupled enzymatic reaction to formazan, which is
water-soluble and exhibits an absorption maximum at 492 nm. The intensity of the red color formed is increased in the presence of increased ADH
activity. The kit is stable for at least one year under proper storage and handling conditions. The assay is simple, non-radioactive, and very
sensitive. Each kit is sufficient for 200 microassays.
ADH Assay Solution: 5 ml, store at -70ºC (for 100 wells)
10x ADH Substrate: 0.5 ml, store at -70ºC
10x Cell Lysis Solution: 25 ml, store at 4ºC
MSDS: ethanol, TX-100, DMSO, INT, acetic acid, Hepes
Related kits: Ethanol Assay, ALDH Assay
Derdak et al.
Activation of p53 enhances apoptosis and insulin resistance in a rat model of alcoholic liver disease
J Hepatology 54:164-172,2011
Biomedical Research Service
& Clinical Application
Liver and heart tissue extracts were
prepared from 1-month old hamsters, and
activities were expressed as units per mg
The study shows that the liver exhibits a
higher ADH enzyme activity than the heart.