The Echelon autotaxin activity assay service uses the Autotaxin Activity Assay Kit (cat # K-4100) .
The Autotaxin Activity Assay, developed by Echelon Biosciences Inc., utilizes the fluorogenic substrate, FS-3. FS-3 is an LPC analogue that is conjugated with both a fluorophore and a quencher. In its native state the quencher interferes with the fluorophore’s fluorescence. Once autotaxin cleaves FS-3, the fluorophore becomes liberated from the quencher, resulting in increased fluorescence.
This assay gives a quantitative measurement of autotaxin activity in biological samples by measuring changes in fluorescence over time. Because the assay is not end point based, it has the advantage of being less susceptible to error arising from mistiming the addition of components to different sample wells. The final readout is in quantitative units that correct for inconsistencies between different users equipment.
Sample Considerations: The Autotaxin Activity Assay Service has been tested for the quantification of autotaxin activity in serum, plasma and cell culture media. Please refer to the technical data sheet for more information. To place an order please contact us at 801-588-0455.
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