SensoLyteŽ AFC Thrombin Activity Assay Kit *Fluorimetric*
Thrombin, a serine protease, plays a central role in hemostasis by converting soluble plasma fibrinogen into an insoluble fibrin clot and by promoting platelet aggregation. Thrombin also influences a number of normal and pathological processes, including inflammation, tissue repair, embryogenesis, angiogenesis, and tumor invasion. The SensoLyteŽ AFC Thrombin Assay Kit is optimized for screening of enzyme inhibitors. This kit contains a fluorogenic substrate which shows high reactivity and low background. Thrombin cleaves the substrate resulting in the release of the AFC (7-amido-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin) fluorophore. Fluorescence can be monitored at excitation/emission= 380 nm/500 nm. The assays are performed in a convenient 96-well or 384-well microplate format.