New Product: QBT Fatty Acid Transporter Assay
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 Location: Sunnyvale, California, USA
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Molecular Devicesr is one of the world's leading providers of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software and consumables for life science research, pharmaceutical and biotherapeutic development. Included within a broad product portfolio are platforms for high-throughput screening, genomic and cellular analysis, colony selection and microplate detection. These leading-edge products enable scientists to improve productivity and effectiveness, ultimately accelerating research and the discovery of new therapeutics.
Molecular Devices is committed to the continual development of innovative solutions for life science applications. The Company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices around the globe.
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The QBT™ Fatty Acid Uptake Assay is a single-step, homogeneous, fluorescent assay for monitoring the activity of fatty acid transport proteins.
Conventional protocols for monitoring fatty acid uptake using radioactivity often require cell lysis and processing at very low temperature, making them expensive, slow and unsuitable for high throughput screening. Other fluorescence-based protocols generally require the use of low throughput fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS) instrumentation, or require cell washing, which can severely compromise the integrity of the fragile adipocytes used in these assays.
The QBT™ Fatty Acid Uptake Assay is a homogeneous assay amenable to high-throughput screening. It uses a BODIPY® -dodecanoic acid fluorescent fatty acid analog coupled with Molecular Devices proprietary quench technology. The BODIPY label provides an ideal long chain fatty acid analog that behaves much like natural fatty acids and is a known substrate for fatty acid transporters. The elimination of radioactive compounds results in easier reagent handling, reduced disposal costs and eliminates safety risks associated with radiolabel assays.
Benefits of the QBT™ Fatty Acid Uptake Assay Kit
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