WST-1 Assay Reagent - Cell Proliferation (ready to use) (ab155902)

Overview

  • Product name
    WST-1 Assay Reagent - Cell Proliferation (ready to use)
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  • Sample type
    Adherent cells, Suspension cells
  • Assay time
    0h 30m
  • Product overview

    WST-1 Assay Reagent - Cell Proliferation (ready-to-use) (ab155902) provides a simple and accurate method to measure cell proliferation in mammalian cells.


    The WST-1 assay is based on the cleavage of the tetrazolium salt WST-1 to formazan by cellular mitochondrial dehydrogenases. Expansion in the number of viable cells results in an increase in the activity of the mitochondrial dehydrogenases, which in turn leads to increase in the amount of formazan dye formed. The formazan dye produced by viable cells can be quantified by measuring the absorbance at 440 nm.


    WST-1 assays are non-radioactive, rapid and more sensitive than MTT, XTT, or MTS-based assays. The entire assay can be performed in the same microtiter plate and does not require extra steps like washing, harvesting and cell solubilization.


    We also offer complete WST-1 assay kits: WST-1 assay kit ab65473 and WST-1 assay kit ab65475.


    Review our cell health assays guide to learn more about our other cell viability, cytotoxicity and cell proliferation assay kits.

  • Notes

    Application: 

    • Measurement of cell proliferation in response to growth factors, cytokines, mitogens, and nutrients, etc.
    • Analysis of cytotoxic and cytostatic compounds such as anticancer drugs, toxic agents and other pharmaceuticals.
    • Assessment of physiological mediators and antibodies that inhibit cell growth.

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References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Zaatiti H  et al. Tumorigenic proteins upregulated in the MYCN-amplified IMR-32 human neuroblastoma cells promote proliferation and migration. Int J Oncol 52:787-803 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29328367) »
  • Senathilake KS  et al. Oleanolic acid from antifilarial triterpene saponins of Dipterocarpus zeylanicus induces oxidative stress and apoptosis in filarial parasite Setaria digitata in vitro. Exp Parasitol 177:13-21 (2017). Human . Read more (PubMed: 28351683) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

cell proliferation in mice splenocytes

Below average Excellent 5/5 (Ease of Use)
Abreviews
- cell concentration should be optimized
- reagent volume should be adapted
- Incubation time should be optimized
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Submitted Oct 26 2017

Sensitive and reliable reagent.

Good Excellent 5/5 (Ease of Use)
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The starting colour of the reagent was different to the pink starting colour I have seen with WST-1 reagent from a different company. However, this did not seem to affect the sensitivity or reliability of the assay and I obtained good, reproducible results.
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Submitted Jan 05 2017

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