We offer luciferase reporter reagents, multiple cloning site vectors, and flash, glow and dual-spectral luciferase assay kits based on the naturally secreted Cypridina luciferase. The Cypridina luciferase is a 61kDa protein from the marine ostracod, Cypridina noctiluca. Cypridina luciferase is highly secreted into the cell culture media, allowing for live cell monitoring of reporter activity. Light output captured using a luminometer can be correlated with the amount of Cypridina luciferase protein produced and used to determine the activity of the promoter driving Cypridina expression.

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Cypridina Luciferase Flash Assay Kits

Pierce Cypridina Luciferase Flash Assay Kits

Cypridina Luciferase Glow Assay Kits

Pierce Cypridina Luciferase Glow Assay Kits

Cypridina Luciferase Dual Assay Kits

Pierce Cypridina-Firefly Luciferase Dual Assay Kits
Spectral TypeSingle-spectralSingle-spectralDual-spectral
Assay TypeFlash-typeGlow-typeFlash-type
  • Flash-type assays that provide an intense but short burst of light for maximum sensitivity
  • May require the use of a luminometer with reagent injectors for the greatest signal strength and reduced variability
  • Glow-type assays that provide a less intense but longer-duration signal that is amenable to higher sample throughput
  • Do not require reagent injectors
  • Simultaneously detect intracellular Cypridina and Red Firefly luciferase activity
Average Half-Life30 min1 hr30 min

The Cypridina gene in Thermo Scientific Pierce Cypridina Luc Vectors is modified for expression in mammalian cells and provides optimal performance with the assay kit. The Cypridina glow reagent yields a Cypridina luciferase reaction with glow-type kinetics and is recommended for luminometers without injectors or for applications requiring batch processing of samples. 

Cypridina luciferase reporter assay vectors

Cypridina luciferase reaction

Cypridina luciferase reaction

Cypridina luciferin, also known as Vargulin, substrate is oxidized by Cypridina luciferase, producing Cypridina oxyluciferin, carbon dioxide and light.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.