Key features and details
- Assay type: Enzyme activity
- Detection method: Fluorescent
- Platform: Microplate reader
- Assay time: 2 hr
- Sample type: Cell Lysate, Tissue Extracts
Product nameCaspase-6 Assay Kit (Fluorometric)
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Sample typeTissue Extracts, Cell Lysate
Assay typeEnzyme activity
Assay time2h 00m
Abcam's Caspase-6 Assay Kit (Fluorometric) provides a simple and convenient means for assaying the activity of caspases that recognize the sequence VEID. The assay is based on detection of cleavage of substrate VEID-AFC (AFC: 7-amino-4-trifluoromethyl coumarin). VEID-AFC emits blue light (?max = 400 nm); upon cleavage of the substrate by caspase 6 or related caspases, free AFC emits a yellow-green fluorescence (?max = 505 nm), which can be quantified using a fluorometer or a fluorescence microtiter plate reader.
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Activation of ICE-family proteases/caspases initiates apoptosis in mammalian cells.
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Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Please refer to protocols.
Components 100 tests 2X Reaction Buffer 4 x 2ml Cell Lysis Buffer 1 x 100ml DTT 1 x 400µl VEID-AFC 1 x 500µl
RelevanceCaspase 6 is involved in the activation cascade of caspases responsible for apoptosis execution. Cleaves poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in vitro, as well as lamins. Overexpression promotes programmed cell death. Caspase 3 and Caspase 6 are the major active caspases in apoptotic cells, and are activated in response to distinct apoptosis inducing stimuli and in all cell lines analyzed. Both Caspase 3 and 6 are present in apoptotic cells as multiple active species. Caspase 6 cleaves nuclear mitotic apparatus protein (NuMA) and mediates the shrinkage and fragmentation of nuclei.
- Apoptotic Protease MCH2
- Caspase 6 apoptosis related cysteine protease
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