EnzChek® Caspase-3 Assay Kit #2, Z-DEVD-R110 substrate

Catalog number: E13184

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

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Description

The EnzChek® Caspase-3 Assay Kit #2 enables detection of apoptosis by providing a simple and reliable method for assaying caspase-3/7 activity. The kit can be used to continuously measure the activity of caspase-3/7 in cell extracts and purified enzyme preparations, using a fluorometer or fluorescence microplate reader.

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• Fluorescent assay using standard fluorescein (FITC) excitation/emission settings
• Format allows for continuous measurement of caspase-3/7 activity in cell extracts
• Fluorescent and enzymatic controls included

The rhodamine 110-derived substrate (Z-DEVD-R110) used in this assay is a non-fluorescent bisamide compound that, upon enzymatic cleavage, is converted in a two-step process to the fluorescent monoamide and then to the even more fluorescent R110 product. Both of these hydrolysis products exhibit spectral properties similar to those of fluorescein, with peak excitation and emission wavelengths of 496 nm and 520 nm, respectively.

In addition to the Z-DEVD–R110 substrate, the EnzChek® Caspase Assay Kit #2 contains the reversible aldehyde inhibitor Ac-DEVD-CHO, as well as the reference standard R110. The Ac-DEVD-CHO inhibitor confirms that the fluorescence signals in both induced and control cell populations are due to the activity of caspase-3/7. The reference standard allows for quantification of the amount of R110 released in the reaction.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Specifications

Format: 96-well plate, Cuvettes
Label or Dye: Rhodamine 110
Product Size: 500 assays
Detection Method: Fluorescent
For Use With (Equipment): Microplate Reader, Fluorometer
Shipping Condition: Room Temperature

Contents & storage

Store in freezer (-5 to -30°C) and protect from light.

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