Re: [FA_babelFAmily] ENG: Aconitase Colorimetric Assay Kit from Oxis International, Inc

Paul,
 
I sent that link because it refers to a kit scientists could hopefully use for measuring aconitase activity in those FA patients
who are undergoing the Deferiprone trial. According to Dr. Pierre Rustin's studies aconitase activity is severily affected by Deferiprone
 
Best,
 
Gian Piero
 
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Thanks for this example of biometrics, Gian Piero! When someone runs an  experiment using this product the samples having a positive reaction will 
turn a predetermined color, with the stronger the reaction the more/brighter the color. Cool!
 
As I wandered around their website I found this, which only a true research scientist can completely appreciate! LOL  I love those guys!
http://bio-rad.cnpg.com/lsca/videos/ScientistsForBetterPCR/
(PCR: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) enables researchers to produce millions of copies of a specific DNA sequence in approximately two hours. This automated process bypasses the need to use bacteria for amplifying DNA.)
 
Paul
 
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http://www.biocompare.com:80/itemdetails.asp?itemid=533341

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