Real-Time Evaluation of Necrosis and Apoptosis

Cell death is crucial for multicellular homeostasis, but it also plays an ill-fated role in human disorders. For treating neurodegeneration or cancer, discovery of targeted cytoprotective and cytotoxic agents are critical.

It is vital to describe the pattern of cell death and response kinetics in order to understand the dysregulation in a disease mechanism as well as responses to experimental stimuli. Conventional experimental methods to determine the type of cell death are usually tedious, costly, and inadequate.

The novel RealTime-Glo™ Annexin V Apoptosis and Necrosis Assay from Promega is explained here. The method offers the ease of an add-mix-measure method in a real-time and live-cell format.

The CLARIOstar microplate reader with atmospheric control unit (ACU) gives the sensitive recognition of duplexed fluorescent and luminescent signals. It also upholds appropriate [CO2] and [O2] environment for cell culture. Once optimized, this grouping permits the conduct of the assay in auto-mode. It rules out the chance of omitting important cellular responses irrespective of when they occur.

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Real-Time Assessment of Apoptosis and Necrosis

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