MaxDiscovery™ Aspartate Transaminase (AST) Enzymatic Assay Kit


Catalog# Product Name Quantity US List Price
3460-02 MaxDiscovery™ Aspartate Transaminase (AST) Enzymatic Assay Kit
1 x 96 wells
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  • High sensitivity with low detection limit (20 U/L)
  • Rapid – results in 5 minutes
  • Robust kinetic assay
  • Does not require expensive instrumentation
  • Highly reproducible results
  • Only requires 10 µL of serum
  • Measure absorbance in UV spectrum (340 nm)


AST Enzymatic Assay Kit for the Determination of Aspartate Transaminase in Serum

The MaxDiscovery™ Aspartate Transaminase (AST) Enzymatic Assay Kit is a plate-based colorimetric enzymatic assay for the determination of the aspartate transaminase enzyme in 10 µL of serum from rodents or other mammals. Aspartate transaminase (AST) also known as aspartate aminotransferase or (sGOT) is a metabolic enzyme expressed primarily in the liver. Elevation of AST levels is an indication of liver damage and has been associated with liver injury. AST levels are monitored routinely in patients with liver diseases. AST is also a very useful tool for preclinical investigation of experimental drug formulations and AST levels are commonly used to monitor and attenuate the hepatotoxic effects of experimental drugs in rodents.

Selected References Which Cite the Use of the MaxDiscovery Aspartate Transaminase Enzymatic Assay Kit:

Fang X, Wang R, Ma J, Ding Y, Shang W, et al. (2012) Ameliorated ConA-Induced Hepatitis in the Absence of PKC-theta. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31174. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031174.

Hila, E. F., et al. (2015) Quercetin tests negative for genotoxicity in transcriptome analyses of liver and small intestine of mice. Food and Chemical Toxicology. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2015.04.005.

Kühnel, F. et al. (29 December 2009) Targeting of p53-Transcriptional Dysfunction by Conditionally Replicating Adenovirus Is Not Limited by p53-Homologues. Mol. Ther.

Patel R, Baker SS, Liu W, Desai S, Alkhouri R, et al. (2012) Effect of Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products on Mouse Liver. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35143. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035143

Wu, S.Y. et al. (12 August 2010) Systemic delivery of E6/7 siRNA using novel lipidic particles and its application with cisplatin in cervical cancer mouse models. Gene Therapy.

Rink, C. et al. (2011) Oxygen-Inducible Glutamate Oxaloaceate Transaminase as Protective Switch Transforming Neurotoxic Glutamate to Metabolic Fuel During Acute Ischemic Stroke. Antioxid Redox Sign., 14: 1777 – 1785.

van der Stelta, I. (2015) Nutraceutical oleuropein supplementation prevents high fat diet-induced adiposity in mice. Journal of Functional Foods. 14, 702–715. doi:10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.040.

Venkatesh, M., et al. (July, 2011) In Vivo and In Vitro Characterization of a First-in-Class Novel Azole Analog That Targets Pregnane X Receptor Activation. Molecular Pharmacology 80(1): 124-135. 

MaxDiscovery Aspartate Transaminase Enzymatic Assay Kit Specs

The MaxDiscovery Aspartate Transaminase (AST) Enzymatic Assay Kit has the capacity for 96 determinations or testing of 42 samples in duplicate (using 12 wells for standards). The kit also contains enough material to construct four standard curves. Store the kit at 4°C. The shelf life of the kit is 6 months, after receipt, when the kit is properly stored.