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Cathepsin D Inhibitor Screening Kit (ab126779) is a fluorescence-based assay that utilizes the preferred cathepsin D substrate sequence GKPILFFRLK(Dnp)-D-R-NH2) labeled with MCA. Cathepsin D will cleave the synthetic substrate to release the quenched fluorescent group MCA, which can then easily be measured using a fluorometer or fluorescence plate reader at Ex/Em = 328/460 nm. The relative efficacy of test inhibitors are compared to the positive control inhibitor, Pepstatin A (IC50 < 0.1 nM). The Cathepsin D assay is simple, straightforward, and can be adapted to 96-well plate assays and is suitable for high throughput screening (HTS).
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Apoptosis can be mediated by mechanisms other than the traditional caspase-mediated cleavage cascade. There is growing recognition that alternative proteolytic enzymes such as the lysosomal cathepsin proteases may initiate or propagate pro-apoptotic signals. Cathepsins are lysosomal enzymes that are also used as sensitive markers in various toxicological investigations.
|Cathepsin D, human (Lyophilized)||Green||1 vial|
|CD Reaction Buffer||NM||1 x 10ml|
|CD Substrate||Brown||1 x 0.2ml|
|Pepstatin A (10 µM in DMSO)||Blue||1 x 20µl|
ab126779 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.
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