Screen Quest(TM) Fura-2 No Wash Calcium Assay Kit

Art Nr.: ABD-36321, AAT Bioquest
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Cat # ABD-36321 Storage F/D/L (see storage codes below)
Unit Size 100 Plates Price EUR 2,950
Ex (nm) 370 Em (nm) 476
MW Solvent
Calcium flux assays are preferred methods in drug discovery for screening G protein coupled receptors (GPCR). This ratiometric calcium assay kit allows homogeneous measurement of intracellular calcium changes caused by activation of G-protein-coupled receptors or calcium channels. Cells expressing a GPCR of interest that signals through calcium are pre-loaded with Fura-2 AM which can cross cell membrane. Once inside the cell, the lipophilic blocking groups of Fura-2 AM are cleaved by esterases, resulting in a negatively charged fluorescent dye that stays inside cells and its fluorescence wavelength is blue-shifted upon binding to calcium. When cells stimulated with agonists, the receptor signals the release of intracellular calcium, which greatly increase the fluorescence intensity ofFura-2 at the short wavelength. The ratiometric characteristics of Fura-2 make this kit an ideal tool for more accurate measurement of cellular calcium concentration compared to Fluo-4 of the single wavelength. With a single addition, the assay is easy to perform and desirable in a high thoroughput environment. The assay can be used in a convenient 96-well or 384-well microtiter-plate format and readily adapted to automation.

Storage Codes:

  D = Desiccated
  L = Avoid light
  F = Freeze (<-15 °C)
  R = Refrigerated (2-4 °C)
  RT = Room temperature (4-50 °C)

This product is offered by Biomol for research purposes only. Not for diagnostic purposes or human use. It may not be resold or used to manufacture commercial products without written approval of Biomol GmbH.