SensoLyte® 520 Thrombin Assay Kit – Industry’s First

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.1 Thrombin also influences a number of normal and pathological processes, including inflammation,2 tissue repair,3 embryogenesis,4 angiogenesis,5 and tumor invasion.6

AnaSpec is pleased to introduce the industry’s first FRET based thrombin assay – the SensoLyte® 520 Thrombin Activity Assay Kit. This kit employs a novel internally quenched 5-FAM/QXL® 520 FRET substrate (Figure 1). Thrombin cleaves the FRET substrate into two separate fragments resulting in release of the fluorescence of 5-FAM, a green dye. Increase of fluorescence can be monitored at the commonly used excitation and emission wavelengths of 490 nm and 520 nm, respectively. The long wavelength fluorescence of 5-FAM is less interfered by the autofluorescence of components in biological samples and test compounds, resulting in a high signal to background ratio. Figure 2 shows the inhibition data.

Figure 1. Proteolytic cleavage of the 5-FAM/QXL® 520 FRET peptide by thrombin increases the distance between the donor and quencher. This results in the release of 5-FAM fluorescence.
Figure 2. Inhibition of thrombin activity was determined using the SensoLyte® 520 Thrombin Assay Kit.

AnaSpec also offers a shorter wavelength thrombin assay, which employs an AFC (7-amido-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin) labeled substrate, the SensoLyte® AFC Thrombin Activity Assay Kit.


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SensoLyte® 520 Thrombin Activity Assay Kit *Fluorimetric* NEW


SensoLyte® AFC Thrombin Activity Assay Kit *Fluorimetric* NEW


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