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Pierce™ Renilla Luciferase Flash Assay Kit

Catalog number:  16164

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Protein Assays and Analysis

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The Thermo Scientific Pierce Renilla Luciferase Flash Assay Kit provides researchers with a highly sensitive intracellular assay for transcriptional activity of regulatory elements in mammalian whole cell lysate.

Features of the Renilla Luciferase Flash Assay Kit:

Sensitive—greater sensitivity allows utilization of smaller numbers of cells
Cost effective—highest sensitivity assays result in decreased reagent consumption
Time-saving—assays require minimal sample handling
Automation-friendly—amenable to high throughput screens
Convenient—contains a universal cell lysis buffer and optimized flash assay reagent
Safe—allows one to perform non-radioactive assays

This Flash Assay Kit contains reagents for measuring the activity of Renilla luciferase in mammalian cell lysates. When used with Thermo Scientific Green Renilla Luc Plasmids, the kit provides an extremely sensitive bioluminescent reporter assay system for intracellular detection of promoter or pathway activity. The signal produced by Green Renilla Luc is considerably greater than signal from either native firefly or Renilla luciferases assayed under similar conditions. Light output captured using a luminometer can be correlated with the amount of Renilla luciferase protein produced and used to determine the activity of the promoter driving Renilla expression.

Cell lysis buffer, reaction buffer and substrate

Renilla luciferase and luminometer or other instrument capable of monitoring luminescence, such as Thermo Scientific Luminoskan Ascent and Varioskan Flash Microplate Readers.

• Promoter studies for analyzing cis- regulatory elements and trans-acting factors
• Drug screening
• siRNA and miRNA screening
• Multiplexed assays to study off-target effects
• Protein localization reporter assays
• Signal transduction pathway analysis
• RNA splicing studies

The Green Renilla luciferase is a 36kDa protein produced by a derivative of the wild type Renilla luciferase gene from the sea pansy, Renilla reniformis. Compared to the wild type luciferase, Green Renilla is more stable in serum and has an the emission spectrum that is shifted toward the green region. The protein provides extremely bright flash signal that decays rapidly. The Pierce Renilla Flash Assay Kit reagent optimizes the this signal for use in flash-type luciferase reporter assays. The kit also is compatible for flash assays with other Renilla luciferases and derivatives that use coelenterazine as a substrate.

More Product Data
Luciferase assays in hard-to-transfect Jurkat cells
Versatile luciferases: microplate luminometers and flash luciferase assays

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Pierce™ Renilla-Firefly Luciferase Dual Assay Kit
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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Assay: Reporter Enzyme, Luciferase Reporter Assay
Compatible Cells: Mammalian Cells
Detection Method: Bioluminescent
For Use With (Equipment): Luminometer (Microplate)
Format: 384-well plate, 96-well plate
Label Type: Enzyme Labeled
Product Line: Pierce™
Substrate: Coelenterazine
Substrate Properties: Chemical Substrate
Substrate Type: Luciferase Substrate
Target Enzyme: Luciferase, Green Renilla Luciferase
Technique: Enhanced Chemiluminescence
Quantity: 100 rxn kit

Contents & storage

• Renilla Flash Assay Buffer, 5 mL, store at 4°C
• Coelenterazine (100X), 50 µL, store at -80°C
• 2X Cell Lysis Buffer, 6 mL, store at room temperature