- Real-time apoptosis detection
Substrate doesn’t interfere with apoptosis progression.
For flow cytometry, microscopy, or live cell imaging.
- Fast, simple, and fixable
Homogenous, no wash 15-30 minute assay.
Formaldehyde-fixable nuclear staining.
- Three color options
Blue fluorescent NucView® 405
Green fluorescent NucView® 488
Orange fluorescent NucView® 530
NucView® Caspase Substrates
NucView® Caspase-3 Substrates are novel fluorogenic substrates developed by Biotium to detect apoptosis in intact cells in real-time. Biotium has invented a new concept in the design of fluorogenic enzyme substrates. The enzyme substrate is attached to a fluorogenic DNA dye. Before cleavage, the dye is non-fluorescent and unable to bind to DNA. Upon enzymatic cleavage of the substrate, the dye is released and becomes capable of binding to DNA to emit fluorescence. In the case of NucView® Caspase-3 Substrates, the caspase-3 substrate peptide DEVD is attached to a DNA-binding dye. The substrate enters the cell cytoplasm where it is cleaved by caspase-3 in apoptotic cells to release the fluorogenic DNA dye, which stains the nucleus. Unlike FLICA assays that use irreversible inhibitors to label active caspases, NucView® Caspase-3 Substrates do not interfere with caspase activity, allowing monitoring of caspase activity in real time.
- Simple, homogenous assay for endpoint assay or real-time detection in live cells
- Non-toxic, allowing for multi-day experiments
- Detect caspase-3 activity and visualize apoptotic nuclear morphology
- For flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, or live cell imaging systems
- Available as stand-alone substrates or in kits with other apoptosis or necrosis probes
- Available with blue, green, or red fluorescence
- NucView® 488 validated in more than 100 cell types and 200 publications – See the list
NucView® 488 Caspase-3 Enzyme Substrate in action. HT-1080 cells were treated with camptothecin and NucView® 488 Caspase-3 Substrate and imaged every 30 minutes for 24 hours on the IncuCyte® Zoom. Apoptotic cell nuclei fluoresce green as NucView® 488 dye is released by caspase-3 cleavage. Video courtesy of Essen Biosciences.
|NucView® Caspase-3 Substrates and Kits||Catalog No.||Features|
|NucView® 405 Caspase-3 Substrate, 1 mM in DMSO||10405||Blue fluorescence for flow cytometry in the Pacific Blue® channel or microscopy with the 405 nm laser|
|NucView® 405 Caspase-3 Substrate, 1 mM in PBS||10407||NucView® 405 substrate in PBS, for DMSO-sensitive cell types|
|NucView® 488 Caspase-3 Substrate, 1 mM in DMSO||10402||Green fluorescent substrate validated in more than 100 cell types and 200 publications|
|NucView® 488 Caspase-3 Substrate, 1 mM in PBS||10403||NucView® 488 substrate in PBS, for DMSO-sensitive cell types|
|NucView® 530 Caspase-3 Substrate, 1 mM in DMSO||10406||Orange fluorescence for microscopy in the Cy®3 channel or flow cytometry in the R-PE channel|
|NucView® 530 Caspase-3 Substrate, 1 mM in PBS||10408||NucView® 530 substrate in PBS, for DMSO-sensitive cell types|
|NucView® 488 and MitoView™ 633 Apotosis Detection Kit||30062||NucView® 488 and far-red fluorescent MitoView™ 633 for the Cy®5 channel|
|NucView® 488 and RedDot™ 2 Apoptosis & Necrosis Kit||30072||NucView® 488 and far-red dead cell DNA dye RedDot™ 2 for the Cy®5 channel|
|Dual Apoptosis Assay with NucView® 488 and CF®594 Annexin V||30067||NucView® 488 and red fluorescent Annexin V apoptosis probe|
|Dual Apoptosis Assay with NucView® 488 and CF®640R Annexin V||30073||NucView® 488 and far-red fluorescent Annexin V apoptosis probe|
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