Caspase-3 Colorimetric Protease Assay Kit

Catalog number: KHZ0021

Invitrogen™  Related applications: Cell Viability, Proliferation & Function | Protein Assays and Analysis

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The Caspase-3 colorimetric protease assay provides a simple and convenient means for quantitating caspases that recognize the amino acid sequence, DEVD. The kit includes substrate and optimized buffers. The substrate, DEVD-pNA, is composed of the chromophore p-nitroanilide (pNA), and a synthetic tetrapeptide, DEVD (Asp-Glue-Val-Asp), which is the upstream amino acid sequence of the Caspase-3 cleavage site in PARP. Upon cleavage of the substrate by Caspase-3 or related caspases, free pNA light absorbance can be quantified using a spectrophotometer or a microplate reader at 400 or 405 nm. Comparison of the absorbance of pNA from apoptotic sample with an uninduced control allows determination of the fold increase in Caspase-3 activity.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.



Detection Method: Colorimetric
For Use With (Equipment): Microplate Reader, Spectrophotometer
Format: 96-well plate, Cuvettes
Label or Dye: pNA
Product Size: 25 tests
Shipping Condition: Dry Ice

Contents & storage

Kit contains:
• Cell Lysis Buffer (25 mL): Tris buffered saline (TBS) -containing detergent
• 2X Reaction Buffer (2 mL): contains buffered saline, glycerol and detergent
• Substrate (125 µL): contains 4 mM of synthetic peptide (sequence: DEVD) conjugated to the chromophore pNA in DMSO
• Dilution Buffer (25 mL): buffered solution containing HEPES, Tris and NaCl
• DTT (100 µL): contains 1 M dithiothreitol

Store kit at -20°C. Once opened, store Cell Lysis Buffer, 2X Reaction Buffer, and Dilution Buffer at 2 to 8°C. Refer to reagent label for expiration.


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