Metabolism is an essential process in all life forms. It is broadly defined as the sum of all the biochemical processes necessary for maintaining the cells, and thus the organism, in a living state. The Kyoto Encyclopedia of genes and genome describes over 87,000 reactions and 16,000 metabolites.
Conversion of the macronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats contained in food into energy is an integral part of the metabolic processes. Metabolic processes fall under two main classes: anabolic processes that use up energy to produce simple molecules or polymerize them into more complex macromolecules, such as RNA, DNA, and proteins; and catabolic processes, which involve the degradation of molecules to liberate energy. Moreover, metabolic processes also help to eliminate toxic substances.
Metabolism has a vital role in various aspects of cell biology, physiology and medicine. There has been a drastic increase in studies related to metabolism due to the awareness that various common human diseases such as obesity, cancer, hypoglycemia, diabetes, hypolipidemia, neurodegeneration, phenylketonuria, and so on are caused because of disturbances in metabolic pathways. Therefore, gaining insights into the metabolic variations and probable outliers is a significant aspect of disease-oriented research.
BioVision takes pride in providing the widest metabolism product portfolio, which ranges from amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, serum components, lipids, coenzymes and cofactors, inorganic ions, to glycolysis pathway, oxidative stress, and intermediary metabolism. Furthermore, BioVision provides a range of PicoProbe™ Assay Kits for researchers who are involved in the detection of the submicromolar concentration of metabolites. PicoProbe™ is the trademark of BioVision. Being the most sensitive kits available on the market, these PicoProbe™ assay kits have the ability to detect up to 20 pmol or even lower of metabolite based on the assay type.
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- Various product-specific literature references
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Metabolism Assays Categories
- Metabolism assays (A-Z)
- Amino acids and proteins
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- ELISA kits
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- Liver biomarkers
- Oxidative stress
- Serum components
- Tricarboxylic acid cycle-Kreb’s cycle-citric acid cycle
- Other metabolism-related assays
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