Caspase-1 Assay Kit, Fluorometric with Ac-YVAD-AFC substrate

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Description

Caspase-1 Assay Kit, Fluorometric with Ac-YVAD-AFC substrate

 

General description

Activation of ICE-family proteases/caspases initiates apoptosis or other cellular processes in mammalian cells. The Caspase-1/ICE Fluorometric Assay Kit provides a simple and convenient means for assaying the activity of caspases that recognize the sequence YVAD. The assay is based on detection of cleavage of substrate YVAD-AFC (AFC: 7-amino-4-trifluoromethyl coumarin). YVAD-AFC emits blue light (400 nm); upon cleavage of the substrate by caspase-1 or related caspases, free AFC emits a yellow-green fluorescence (505 nm), which can be quantified using a fluorometer or a fluorescence microtiter plate reader. Comparison of the fluorescence of AFC from a treated sample with an untreated control allows determination of the fold increase in Caspase-1 activity.

 

Detection Method:         Fluorescence (400 nm excitation filter and 505 nm emission filter)

Species Reactivity:         Mammalian

Applications:                   Detect early/middle stages of apoptosis; differentiate apoptosis from necrosis

Storage temp.:               -20°C

 

Features & Benefits:

  • Simple one-step procedure that takes ~1-2 hours
  • Fast and convenient
  • Comparison of the fluorescence of AFC from a treated sample with an untreated control allows determination of the fold increase in caspase-1 activity

 

Kit Components :

  • Cell Lysis Buffer
  • 2X Reaction Buffer
  • YVAD-AFC (1mM)
  • DTT (1 M)

 

Additional information

Size

50 Assays, 100 Assays