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LUC1

Sigma-Aldrich

Luciferase Reporter Gene Detection Kit

NACRES:
NA.84

usage

 kit sufficient for 100 assays

Quality Level

storage temp.

−70°C

General description

Firefly luciferase is one of the most utilized reporter genes for the study of gene expression. It is an extremely sensitive, rapid, and easy-to-use reporter gene. The chemiluminescent reaction catalyzed by luciferase is one of the most sensitive analytical tools for measuring gene expression. The luciferase substrate contains coenzyme A for increased and sustained luminescence compared to conventional methods. This eliminates the need for automated luminometer injection of the substrate and allows analysis by photographic film or scintillation counting. The lysis buffer contains polymyxin B which further enhances the signal and eliminates lysozyme treatment and freeze-thawing of cells. Cell lysis buffer is compatible with β-galactosidase assays. The enzyme encoded by the luciferase reporter gene catalyzes the oxidation of D-luciferin in the presence of ATP, oxygen, and Mg2+. The fluorescent product is quantified to measure its activity.

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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Dam. 1

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Gerben van Ooijen et al.
Current biology : CB, 21(10), 869-875 (2011-05-03)
Circadian clocks were, until recently, seen as a consequence of rhythmic transcription of clock components, directed by transcriptional/translational feedback loops (TTFLs). Oscillations of protein modification were then discovered in cyanobacteria. Canonical posttranslational signaling processes have known importance for clocks across...
Rachel S Edgar et al.
Nature, 485(7399), 459-464 (2012-05-25)
Cellular life emerged ∼3.7 billion years ago. With scant exception, terrestrial organisms have evolved under predictable daily cycles owing to the Earth's rotation. The advantage conferred on organisms that anticipate such environmental cycles has driven the evolution of endogenous circadian rhythms...
Esther Rincón et al.
Oncotarget, 8(28), 45415-45431 (2017-05-20)
Oncolytic virotherapy represents a promising alternative for cancer treatment; however, viral delivery to the tumor represents a major challenge. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) chemotax to tumors, and can serve as a viral delivery tool. Previously, we demonstrated antitumor therapeutic efficacy...
Paola Monti et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 18427-18427 (2020-10-30)
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is characterised by a heterogeneous clinical course. Such heterogeneity is associated with a number of markers, including TP53 gene inactivation. While TP53 gene alterations determine resistance to chemotherapy, it is not clear whether they can influence...
Rosa Maria Vitale et al.
Marine drugs, 16(11) (2018-11-08)
Although the chemical warfare between invasive and native species has become a central problem in invasion biology, the molecular mechanisms by which bioactive metabolites from invasive pests influence local communities remain poorly characterized. This study demonstrates that the alkaloid caulerpin...

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Bioluminescent Firefly Luciferase Assays

Firefly luciferase is a widely used bioluminescent reporter for studying gene regulation and function. It is a very sensitive genetic reporter due to the absence of endogenous luciferase activity in mammalian cells or tissues.

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