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Hemin Colorimetric Assay Kit Kit

BCA Reactivity: Mammalian Colorimetric Cell Culture Supernatant, Plasma, Serum, Tissue Samples
Pubmed (2)
Catalog No. ABIN411678
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  • Target
    Detection Method
    Detection Range
    0.01-0.25 nM
    Minimum Detection Limit
    0.01 nM
    Biochemical Assay (BCA)
    Sample Type
    Cell Culture Supernatant, Plasma, Serum, Tissue Samples
    Hemin Assay Kit utilizes peroxidase activity in the presence of hemin to provide a simple, exquisitely sensitive assay which causes the conversion of a colorless probe to a strongly colored (lambda = 570) compound. Trace amounts of Hemin can be quantitated in the 5-160 pg (10-250 fmol) range.
    Hemin Assay Kit: Colorimetric Assay to Detect Hemin in Biological Samples such as Serum, Feces, Cultured Cells, Urine etc. within 40 min. Rapid, Convenient & Sensitive.
    Hemin Assay Buffer
    Hemin Probe
    DMSO (anhydrous)
    Enzyme Mix
    Hemin Substrate
    Hemin Standard (1 nmol)
  • Application Notes
    Trace amounts of Hemin can be quantitated in the 5-160 pg (10-250 fmol) range.

    Further details regarding sample type: Cell and tissue culture supernatants, urine, plasma and serum, as well as many other biological fluids, growth media and food products

    Assay Time
    < 1 h
    1. Standard Curve Preparations: Immediately before use, dilute the 10 µM Hemin Standard to 100 nM by adding 10 µL of the Standard to 990 µL of Hemin Assay Buffer, mix well. Dilute further to 10 nM (= 10 fM/µL) by adding 100 µL to 900 µL Hemin Assay buffer. Add 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 µL into a series of wells. Adjust volume to 50 µL/well with Hemin Assay Buffer to generate 0, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 fM/well of the Hemin Standard.
    2. Sample Preparations: Depending upon hemin content, samples should be diluted typically 100 to 10,000 fold and added at about 1-10 µL of diluted sample per well. Samples can be assayed without any prior treatment*. Hemin concentration in samples may have a wide range. For different sample types, we suggest to use approx. 0.04 µL serum sample, or approx. 50 μg of feces, or approx. 1-5000 cultured cells, or approx. 0.05 µL urine. Place diluted samples directly in wells and adjust well volumes to 50 µL with Hemin Assay Buffer in a 96-well plate. We suggest using several doses of your sample to ensure the readings are within the standard curve range.
    *The presence of hemoproteins may interfere with the assay although in our experience, the very high dilution factor reduces the concentration of any such proteins to undetectable levels. You may do a sample background control without the Enzyme Mix in the reaction, then subtract the sample background from your sample readings.
    3. Enzyme Mix Addition: Add 4 µL of Enzyme Mix to each well containing the Hemin Standard or test samples, mix well.
    4. Reaction Mix Preparation: Immediately before use, mix enough reagents for the number of assays performed. At this time, dilute the substrate 1:10 by adding 100 µL of substrate to 900 µL of Hemin Assay Buffer. For each well, prepare a total 46 µL Reaction Mix containing the following components. 2 µL Probe 2 µL Substrate 42 µL Assay Buffer
    5. Add 46 µL of the Reaction Mix to each well containing the Hemin Standard or test samples, mix well.
    6. Incubate the reaction for 30 minutes at room temperature, protect from light.
    7. Get your plate reader ready during the incubation. Measure the O.D. at 570 nm.
    Calculation of Results

    Correct background by subtracting the value derived from the 0 Hemin control from all sample and standard readings (Note: The background reading may be significant and must be subtracted from sample readings).
    Plot standard curve pM/well vs. O.D. 570 nm readings. Then apply the sample readings to the standard curve to get Hemin amount in the sample wells (Hy).
    The Hemin concentrations in the test samples:
    C = Hy/Sv * Ds (fM/µL or nM)
    Where: Hy is the amount of Hemin (fmol) of your sample from standard curve. Sv is the sample volume (µL) added into the sample well. Ds is the dilution factor of the sample, i.e. 100 or 10,000 Hemin molecular weight: 652. Hemin concentration in your sample can be expressed as pM/mL, ng/mL, µg/dL or µM (µM/liter). 1 µM = 1 nM/mL = 652 ng/mL.

    For Research Use only
  • Storage
    4 °C
    Expiry Date
    12 months
  • Flint, Sun, Stintzi: "Cj1386 is an ankyrin-containing protein involved in heme trafficking to catalase in Campylobacter jejuni." in: Journal of bacteriology, Vol. 194, Issue 2, pp. 334-45, 2011 (PubMed).

    Huang, Chen, Xu, Zhang, Li, Li, Agarwal, Clark, Phillips, Pan: "Sampangine inhibits heme biosynthesis in both yeast and human." in: Eukaryotic cell, Vol. 10, Issue 11, pp. 1536-44, 2011 (PubMed).

  • Target
    Free hemin results from the breakdown of hemin-containing proteins such as hemoglobin and myoglobin. It can be detected in various body fluids such as saliva, urine and csf under various pathological states. Free hemin exists in cells at a very minute concentrations (< 1μM ~ 650 ng/mL) exerting regulatory functions such as repression of nonspecific δ-aminolevulinate synthase expression and induction of microsomal hemin oxygenase-1. Hemin can stimulate growth of oral bacteria involved in gingivitis and is an indicator of possible pathological conditions when found in the urine or feces.
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