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Caspase-2 Inhibitor Drug Screening Kit (Fluorometric)

Catalog No.
K2158
Screens caspase-2 inhibitor, includes caspase inhibitor.
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SizePriceStock Qty
100 assays
$498.00
In stock

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Background

Caspases (Cysteine-dependent aspartate-directed proteases) are a family of cysteine proteases that play important roles in apoptosis, inflammation and necrosis. Sequential activation of caspases plays an important role in cell apoptosis. Inhibition of caspases can delay apoptosis, indicating a potential role in drug screening efforts. Caspase-2 is a member of the caspase family. Caspase-2, as well as caspase-8, -9 and -10, is an initiator caspase. Caspase-2 has a strict requirement for an Asp residue for proteolytic activity and has a preferred cleavage sequence of Val-Asp-Val-Ala-Asp- (VDVAD).   

 The Caspase-2 Inhibitor Drug Screening Kit (Fluorometric) provides a simple, fast and convenient way for screening of caspase-2 inhibitors based on fluorometric method. The synthetic peptide substrate VDVAD-AFC (AFC: 7-amino-4-trifluoromethyl coumarin) emits blue light (λmax = 400 nm). While cleavage of VDVAD-AFC by active caspase-2, free AFC emits a yellow-green fluorescence (λmax = 505 nm) that can be quantified by a fluorecence microtiter plate reader or a fluorometer. Inhibitors can be directly added to the reaction and the efficacy of inhibition of caspase-2 activity can be determined by comparison of the fluorescence intensity in samples without and with the testing inhibitors.

Features & Properties

FeaturesFast, robust and convenient; Simple one-step procedure; Takes only 1-1.5 hours; Inhibition of caspase-2 activity can be determined by comparison of the fluorescence intensity in samples with and without the testing inhibitors.
ShippingGel pack.
Storage ConditionsStore at -20°C.

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Storage

Store at -20°C.

Overview

Kit components2X Reaction Buffer, Caspase Substrate VDVAD-AFC (1 mM), DTT (1 M), Active Caspase-2 (Lyophilized), Caspase Inhibitor, Z-VAD-FMK (2 mM)