Sarcosine is natural amino acid that is an important intermediate in the metabolism of choline. Sarcosine is an important component of proteins and plays a significant role in metabolic processes of living cells as a source of serine, creatine, purines and glutathione etc. Sarcosine is present in food sources like legumes, eggs, ham, turkey etc. It is used in a variety of industrial applications such as manufacturing of tooth paste and biodegradable surfactants. Sarcosine was recently reported to activate prostate cancer cells and as a possible marker for prostate cancer progression to metastasis(1). It is also used in adjunctive treatment for Schizophrenia (2) and depression (3).
Cell Technology’s Fluoro Sarcosine assay provides a reliable, sensitive fluorimetric method for the quantification of sarcosine in biological samples.
The Fluoro Sarcosine detection kit utilizes a non-fluorescent detection reagent, which is reduced via an enzyme-coupled reaction in the presence of sarcosine. A sarcosine standard curve is generated to quantify sarcosine in the samples.
- Easy to Use - No Wash Assay.
- Detection of Sarcosine in cells, serum, tissue extracts.
- Easy to Use 96-well Fluorescent Plate reader readout.