MarkerGene™ Fluorescent Lipase Assay Kit

Product ID: M0612

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This kit allows fast and easy measurement of lipase activity in vitro, in cell preparations or in vivo using the fluorescent triglyceride substrate 1,2-dioleoyl-3-(pyren-1-yl)decanoyl-rac-glycerol M0258.

Lipases are a family of enzymes that release fatty acids from triacylglycerols in a site specific manner. Most lipases have optimum activity for the primary ester groups of triglycerides, while some lipases remove fatty acyl groups from either the C-1 or C-3 acyl positions. The substrate is typically not a single molecule, but a nonaqueous phase of aggregated lipid. Lipase activity, ubiquitous among most cells, can be monitored using the fluorescent substrate 1,2-dioleoyl-3-(pyren-1-yl)decanoyl-rac-glycerol M0258 contained in the kit. Upon cleavage, the fluorescent fatty acid pyrenedecanoic acid M0274 is released and activity measurements are easily obtained either in vitro, in cell preparations, or in vivo. The kit contains enough substrate for numerous assays and control experiments, and also contains reference standards and a detailed protocol for use. See the references below for more information and applications.

Technical Data
SKU M0612
CAS Number [102807-51-2] for substrate reagent
Unit Size 1kit
Detection Method Fluorescence

References and Citations


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  • Jaeger, K.E., Ransac, S., Dijkstra, B.W., Colson, C., van Heuvel, M., Misset, O. (1994) "Bacterial Lipases" FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 15(1): 29-63.
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  • Galla, H.J., Theilen, U., Hartmann, W. (1979) "Transversal Mobility in Bilayer Membrane Vesicles: Use of Pyrene Lecithin as Optical Probe" Chem. Phys. Lipids 23: 239-251.
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  • Negre, A., Salvayre, R., Dagan, A., Gatt, S. (1985) "New fluorometric assay of lysosomal acid lipase and its application to the diagnosis of Wolman and cholesteryl ester storage diseases." Clin. Chim. Acta 149: 81-88.
  • Rosseneu, M., Taveirne, M., Caster, H., Van Biervliet, J. (1985) "Hydrolysis of very-low-density lipoproteins labeled with a fluorescent triacylglycerol: 1,3-dioleoyl-2-(4-pyrenylbutanoyl)glycerol." Eur. J. Biochem. 152: 195-198.
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  • Jaeger K.E., Ransac S., Dijkstra B.W., Colson C., van Heuvel M., Misset O., 1994."Bacterial lipases." FEMS Microbiol Rev. 15(1):29-63.
  • Arpigny J. L., Jaeger K.-E., "Bacterial lipolytic enzymes: classification and properties. (1999) " Biochem. J. 343: 177-183.
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  • Salvayre R., Negre, A., Radom, J., Douste-Blazy, L., (1986) "Fluorometric Assay for Pancreatic Lipase" Clin. Chem. 32(8): 1532-1536.
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