|Product Overview:||Sphingomyelinase (SMase) cleaves sphingomyelin to produce phosphocholine and ceramide. The activation of SMase leads to increased production of ceramide, which acts as a lipid second messenger that induces a variety of cell regulatory phenomena such as apoptosis, cell differentiation, cell proliferation and sterol homeostasis. SMase Fluorometric Assay Kit provides a simple and sensitive method for measuring neutral-SMase enzymatic activity using fluorescence (Ex/Em = 535/587 nm). Neutral sphingomyelinase (N-SMase) is a Mg2+ sensitive enzyme that can be activated by a host of physiologically relevant and structurally diverse molecules. In this assay, SMase converts sphingomyelin substrate to phosphocholine and ceramide, which is then further utilized to produce fluorescence. This high-throughput adaptable assay kit can detect sphingomyelinase activity as low as 10 μU/ml in a variety of samples.|
|Applications:||Measurement of SMase activity in various tissues/cells extracts.|
|Kit Components:||SMase Assay Buffer; SMase Probe (DMSO); SMase Substrate (Lyophilized); SMase Enzyme Mix I (Lyophilized); SMase Enzyme Mix II (Lyophilized); Choline Standard (Lyophilized); SMase Positive Control (Lyophilized); SMase Extraction Detergent|
|Detection method:||Fluorescence (Ex/Em535/587 nm)|
|Features & Benefits:||Simple, rapid & convenient;
The assay can detect sphingomyleinase activity as low as 10 μU/ml in a variety of samples.