||Activation of caspases plays a central role in apoptosis. The Red Active Caspase Staining Kit provides a convenient means for detecting activated caspases in; Living cells. The assay utilizes a caspase family inhibitor VAD-FMK conjugated to sulfo-rhodamine (Red-VAD-FMK) as the fluorescent marker. Red-VAD-FMK is cell permeable, nontoxic, and irreversibly binds to activated caspases in apoptotic cells.
||Detection of activated caspases in living cells.
||Red-VAD-FMK; Wash Buffer; Z-VAD-FMK
||Fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence plate reader(Ex/Em = 540/570 nm) and Flow cytometry
|Features & Benefits:
||Simple one-step procedure; takes only 1-2 hours; Fast and convenient; The red fluorescence label allows for direct detection of activated caspases in apoptotic cells