Potassium citrate is the potassium salt of citric acid. Used in the laboratory as a buffering agent and chelator. In renal function studies, it is used as an alkalizing agent where the citric acid is a metabolic substrate in renal cells. Studies have shown that potassium citrate may increase bone density, it is therefore used in research experiments related to the treatment of osteoporosis.
Also available: Potassium citrate tribasic solution (sc-215738); Potassium citrate tribasic monohydrate (sc-250749).
1. Tanner, G.A. 1998. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 9: 1242-1248. PMID: 9644634
2. Marangella, M., et al. 2004. Calcif. Tissue Int. 74: 330-335. PMID: 15255069
3. Mardon, J., et al. 2008. J. Nutr. 138: 718-724. PMID: 18356326
4. Fabris, A., et al. 2009. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 4: 1974-1979. PMID: 19808216
Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. is a world leader in the development of products for the biomedical research market. Call us Toll Free at 1-800-457-3801.
Copyright © 2007-2019 Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "Santa Cruz Biotechnology", and the Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. logo, "Santa Cruz Animal Health", "San Juan Ranch", "Supplement of Champions", the San Juan Ranch logo, "Ultracruz", "Chemcruz", "Immunocruz", "Exactacruz", and "EZ Touch" are registered trademarks of Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.