Apo-ONE Homogeneous Caspase-3/7 Assay
The Apo-ONE Homogeneous Caspase-3/7 Assay provides the necessary reagents for fast and sensitive measurement of active caspase-3 and -7 in a homogeneous format. The assay includes a profluorescent caspase-3/7 consensus substrate, rhodamine 110 bis-(N-CBZ-L-aspartyl-L-glutamyl-L-valyl-aspartic acid amide) (Z-DEVD-R110), and an optimized bifunctional cell lysis/activity buffer. The buffer efficiently lyses cultured mammalian cells and supports optimal caspase-3/7 enzymatic activity. The substrate and buffer are combined to make the Apo-ONE Caspase-3/7 Reagent that is added directly to samples. Upon cleavage on the C-terminal side of the aspartate residue in the DEVD peptide substrate sequence by caspase-3/7 enzymes, the rhodamine 110 becomes fluorescent when excited at a wavelength of 498nm. The emission maximum is 521nm. The amount of fluorescent product generated is representative of the amount of active caspase-3/7 present in the sample.