Carnitines

Carnitine plays a critical role in the metabolism in most mammals, plants and some bacteria, and is involved in energy production transporting long chain fatty acids into cell mitochondria so they can be oxidised to produce energy. It also aids the transport of toxic compounds from the cell preventing their accumulation.

Its determination can be of vital importance and the function of Carntines in various tissues attracts much interest. The advance of techniques such as LC-MS and LC-MS/MS have enabled the monitoring and detection of treatable disorders before symptoms appear. The measurement of different Carnitines can be used to detect many different inborn errors of metabolism in newborn screening.

We are pleased to offer a market leading and extensive range of Carnitines of which many are isotopically labelled including L- and DL- isomeric forms and many of the alkyl substituted Carnitines but if you are unable to locate the reference standard or the format you require, please contact us with your requirements, we will be delighted to help.