LanthaScreen® TR-FRET BACE1 Assay Kit

Catalog number: PV4748

 Related applications: Protein Assays and Analysis

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BACE1 (beta-secretase) is a key enzyme involved in the production of amyloid beta-peptides found in extracellular amyloid plaques of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In some cases, early-onset familial AD can be attributed to a "Swedish"mutation in the amyloid precursor protein (APP), which dramatically enhances the cleavage of this protein by BACE1. This and other genetic and pathological evidence has led to therapeutic approaches that focus on the inhibition of BACE1 and other APP-cleaving enzymes, such as gamma-secretase.

Invitrogen’s LanthaScreen® TR-FRET BACE1 assay provides sensitive high-throughput screening for potential inhibitors of beta-secretase. The kit uses a terbium (Tb)-labeled anti-biotin antibody and a fluorescein-labeled BACE1-biotin substrate in a homogeneous TR-FRET assay format (Figure 1).

Contents and Storage:

The LanthaScreen® TR-FRET BACE1 Assay Kit contains BACE1 protein, fluorescently labeled BACE1 substrate, Tb-labeled anti-biotin antibody, and buffers. Store components as indicated in the assay protocol (-80°C, -20°C, or +4°C).
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Technique: TR-FRET
Assay Type: β-Secretase Assay
Product Size: 800 x 20 µL assays
Target Enzyme: Beta Secretase (BACE1)
Substrate Type: Beta Secretase Substrate
Substrate Properties: Peptide-Based Substrate
Shipping Condition: Dry Ice

Contents & storage

Store in freezer (-5 to -30°C).


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