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Abcam's Caspase 2 Assay Kit (Colorimetric) provides a simple and convenient means for assaying the activity of caspases that recognize the sequence VDVAD. The assay is based on spectrophotometric detection of the chromophore p-nitroanilide (p-NA) after cleavage from the labeled substrate VDVAD-p-NA. The p-NA light emission can be quantified using a spectrophotometer or a microtiter plate reader at 400- or 405 nm.
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Activation of ICE-family proteases/caspases initiates apoptosis in mammalian cells.
|Components||100 tests||1 kit|
|2X Reaction Buffer||4 x 2ml||4 x 2ml|
|Cell Lysis Buffer||1 x 100ml||1 x 100ml|
|Dilution Buffer||1 x 100ml||1 x 100ml|
|DTT||1 x 400µl||1 x 400µl|
|VDVAD-pNA||1 x 500µl||1 x 500µl|
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab39830 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|Functional Studies||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
ab39830 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.