Quantitative, spectrophotometric, UV/Vis detection, sufficient for 100 reactions, ultra accurate, ready-to-use, quick protocol, hyper sensitive assay with reliable, reproducible results.
Peroxiredoxins (Prx) are a family of peroxidase proteins that reduce peroxides in the cells. In addition to reduction of peroxides these proteins are also implicated in many cellular functions such as differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis. There are six different members of the mammalian peroxiredoxin family which are grouped as 2-Cys or 1-Cys peroxiredoxins. Peroxiredoxin isoenzymes I-V depend on reduced Thioredoxin for their reducing action. These are known as 2-Cys peroxiredoxins. Prx I is known to be involved in tumor suppression as an inhibitor of tyrosine kinase, and has been shown to be overexpressed in lung cancer. The overexpression of Prx I, II, V and VI has been shown to be increased in breast cancer. The levels of Prx I and Prx II has been shown to be significantly increased in Alzheimer’s disease. Recent studies have shown that mammalian peroxiredoxins are inactivated by oxidation of active site cysteine residues. In addition, recent studies have indicated that this oxidation process is reversible. Therefore, determination of activity of Prx is crucial in attributing biological function of Prx in conditions of oxidative stress in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and in other diseases.
Mammalian 2-Cys peroxiredoxins are cellular peroxidases that reduce peroxides in the presence of Thioredoxin. Thioredoxin is oxidized in the process and is regenerated by Thioredoxin reductase that utilizes reducing equivalents from NADPH. In our assay method E.coli Trx and mammalian Thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) are used to provide reducing power to 2-Cys-Peroxiredoxins for reduction of peroxides such as hydrogen peroxide. The utilization of NADPH for the reduction of peroxides is monitored as the decrease in absorbance of NADPH at 340 nm. Specific activity is the amount of NADPH oxidized per minute per milligram of protein. A reaction blank is utilized in the absence of Thioredoxin to determine the non-specific decrease in the level of NADPH by mammalian TrxR.
Redoxica's 2-Cys-Peroxiredoxin Activity Assay Kit has undergone extensive testing with a multitude of lysate types, has been published in dozens of leading scientific journals and after a decade since its market debut has been established as the undisputed leader in the detection and activity measurement of 2-cys-peroxiredoxin. We developed the assay by utilizing core principles of biochemistry to ensure optimal accuracy, sensitivity, and reproducibility accompanied by a quick and easy to use protocol.
|Unit of Measure||Assays|
|Shelf Life||24 MONTHS|
|Made In||United States of America|
|Components||• Peroxiredoxin Assay Buffer (2 x 50 mL bottles, Store at 2-8°C)
• Thioredoxin (2 x 250 μL vial, Store at -20°C)
• Thioredoxin Reductase (2 x 150 μL vial, Store at -20°C)
• β-NADPH (2 vials, Store at: -20°C, use within 3-4 hours of reconstitution, keep reconstituted NADPH on ice, not recommended for storage)
• Substrate Solution (1mL vial, Store at 2-8°C, light sensitive)
|Required Materials Not Included||• Spectrophotometer equipped to perform enzyme kinetics with UV/VIS range.
• Quartz micro cuvettes capable of reading 50-300 µl volume in a 1-cm light path. Make sure that you use the right kind of micro-quartz cuvette for a specific spectrophotometer as they may vary.
|Synonyms||Peroxiredoxin Activity Assay Kit, 2-Cys-Peroxiredoxin Activity Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin 1 Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin I Assay Kit, Prx 1 Assay Kit, Prx I Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin 2 Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin II Assay Kit, Prx 2 Assay Kit, Prx II Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin 3 Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin III Assay Kit, Prx 3 Assay Kit, Prx III Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin 4 Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin IV Assay Kit, Prx 4 Assay Kit, Prx IV Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin 5 Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin V Assay Kit, Prx 5 Assay Kit, Prx V Assay Kit, Peroxiredoxin Assay Kit, Prx Assay Kit, PRDX1 Assay Kit, PRDX2 Assay Kit, PRDX3 Assay Kit, PRDX4 Assay Kit, PRDX5 Assay Kit, PRDX Assay Kit, 2-Cys Prx Assay Kit, 2-Cys PRDX Assay Kit|
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STORAGE & SAFETY
Recommended to store assay buffer and substrate solution (LIGHT SENSITIVE) at 2-8°C (KEEP REFRIGERATED) and all other kit components at - 20°C (KEEP FROZEN, DRY). For lyophilized kit component storage upon reconsistution please refer to the product insert
Precautions & Disclaimer
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