Colorimetric assay kit for caspase-6 activity
Activation of ICE-family proteases/caspases initiates apoptosis in mammalian cells. The Caspase-6 Colorimetric Assay Kit provides a simple and convenient means for assaying the activity of caspases that recognize the sequence VEID. The assay is based on spectrophotometric detection of the chromophore p-nitroanilide (pNA) after cleavage from the labeled substrate VEID-pNA. The pNA light emission can be quantified using a spectrophotometer or a microtiter plate reader at 400-or 405-nm.
Detect early/middle stages of apoptosis; differentiate apoptosis from necrosis.
For research use only. Not intended for any diagnostic or therapeutic purpose.
Store at -20°C. Product has an expected shelf life of 6-12 months.
Cell Lysis Buffer;2X Reaction Buffer;VEID-pNA (4 mM);DTT (1 M)Dilution Buffer;
Spectrophotometer (OD-400-or 405-nm)or a microtiter plate reader
Compatible Sample Types:
Cell and tissue lysates
Features & Benefits:
1. Simple one-step procedure; takes 1-2 hours.2. Fast and convenient.3. Comparison of the absorbance of pNA from an apoptotic sample with an uninduced control allows determination of the fold increase in caspase-6 activity