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MTS assay


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A cell viability assay, often used to assay toxicity of compounds, that depends upon the production of formazan, a reduction product of MTS, by live cells, The intensity of the colour (at 492 nm) due to formazan is proportional to the number of live cells. An alternative to the MTT assay in which formazan is produced from MTT by a mitochondrial dehydrogenase, which only happens in live cells.

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