Natural Products and Cosmeceuticals
ZenBio offers research kits to test natural products, synthetic compounds and samples for their potential use as antioxidants, or cellulite and wrinkle treatments. The antioxidant kits can be used to assess the antioxidant capacity of test samples through several mechanisms. The cellulite and wrinkle screening assays allow scientists to target the subcutaneous fat layer to alter the outward appearance of skin.
- Antioxidant Assay Kit
ZenBio offers several Antioxidant Assay Kits to determine the antioxidant capacity of natural products, synthetic compounds, biological fluids, cells, and tissue for use as dietary supplements, topical protection, and therapeutics. We offer ORAC, HORAC, NORAC, CORAC, TEAC, ABTS, TAC, FRAP, DPPH, CAA and other kits ready to use.
- Anti-Cellulite Screening
This kit provides a tool to study chemical compounds that may influence lipolysis in cultured human adipocytes. It specifically measures both the non-esterified fatty acids (free fatty acids) and glycerol released by the breakdown of triglyceride to potentially reduce adipocyte size and the appearance of cellulite.
- Anti-Wrinkle Screening
This kit is designed to test compounds as potential adipogenic agonists. It is our experience that the PPAR gamma agonist used as the Positive Control sufficiently stimulates human adipocyte differentiation after 7 days of treatment to increase adipocyte size and potentially the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
ZenBio offers a variety of kits for testing compounds as potential obesity or diabetes therapies. Compounds can be screened in human adipocytes or the rodent 3T3-L1 cell line.
- Lipid Accumulation
The Adipogenesis Assay kits provide the tools to study the compounds that stimulate cultured human adipocyte differentiation or lipogenesis.
Our lipolysis assay kits provide the tool to study chemical compounds that may influence lipolysis in cultured human or 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Kits are available with and without a plate of cells. Kits can measure the glycerol and/or free fatty acids released in lipolysis.
- Protein Expression
Adipocytes (fat cells) express a variety of proteins that function in the homeostatic control of glucose and lipid metabolism. Insulin regulates the translocation and secretion of many of these proteins in response...
- Serum / Plasma Fatty Acid & Glycerol Detection Kits
ZenBio offers kits to analyze the levels of NEFA, glycerol, or both in human and animal serum or plasma. The kits are designed for use in a 96-well format and 1 to 10 l of sample Through a two step addition process, the level of NEFA can be quantified relative to a standard curve