L-Fucose Assay Kit

The L-Fucose test kit is a simple, rapid and reliable method, for the measurement and analysis of L-Fucose in plant extracts, biological samples and other materials. This kit can be used in the measurement of α-fucosidases that do not act on chromogenic substrates. 

Suitable for manual, auto-analyser and microplate formats.

Product Code
100 assays (manual) / 1000 assays (microplate)
/ 1020 assays (auto-analyser)

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UV-method for the determination of L-Fucose in plant material,
polysaccharides, pharmaceuticals and other materials

                    (L-fucose dehydrogenase)
(1) L-Fucose + NADP+ → L-fucono-1,5-lactone + NADPH + H+

Kit size:    100 assays (manual) / 1000 (microplate)
                                          / 1020 (auto-analyser)

The number of manual tests per kit can be doubled if all volumes are halved. 
This can be readily accommodated using the MegaQuantTM 
Spectrophotometer (D-MQWAVE).

Method:                            Spectrophotometric at 340 nm
Reaction time:                  ~ 10 min
Detection limit:                 0.68 mg/L
Application examples:
L-Fucose is present as the main component in fucoidan (a marine
polysaccharide), foods, pharmaceuticals and other materials
(e.g. biological samples, etc.)
Method recognition:    Novel method


  • Very cost effective
  • All reagents stable for > 2 years after preparation
  • Only enzymatic kit available
  • Simple format
  • Rapid reaction time (~ 10 min)
  • Mega-Calc™ software tool is available from our website for hassle-free raw data processing
  • Standard included
  • Suitable for manual, microplate and auto-analyser formats

Correlation of serum levo-fucose levels as a biomarker with tumor node metastasis staging in oral cancer patients.

Manchil, P. R. D., Joy, E. T., Kiran, M. S., Sherubin, J. E., Khan, M. F. & Aravind, B. S. (2016). Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences, 8(Suppl 1), S147-S150.

Characterization of an α-L-fucosidase from the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia.

Megson, Z. A., Koerdt, A., Schuster, H., Ludwig, R., Janesch, B., Frey, A., Naylor, K., Wilson, I. B. H., Stafford, G. P., Messner, P. & Schäffer, C. (2015). Virulence, 6(3), 282-292.

Cloning, characterization, and production of three α‐L‐fucosidases from Clostridium perfringens ATCC 13124.

Fan, S., Zhang, H., Chen, X., Lu, L., Xu, L. & Xiao, M. (2015). Journal of Basic Microbiology, 56(4), 347-357.

A highly regular fucan sulfate from the sea cucumber Stichopus horrens.

Ustyuzhanina, N. E., Bilan, M. I., Dmitrenok, A. S., Borodina, E. Y., Nifantiev, N. E. & Usov, A. I. (2018). Carbohydrate Research, 456, 5-9.

Nutritional and bioactive compounds of commercialized algae powders used as food supplements.

Martínez–Hernández, G. B., Castillejo, N., Carrión–Monteagudo, M. D. M., Artés, F. & Artés-Hernández, F. (2017). Food Science and Technology International, 1082013217740000.

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