Firefly luciferase is widely used as a reporter for studying gene regulation and function, and for pharmaceutical screening. It is a very sensitive genetic reporter due to the absence of endogenous luciferase activity in mammalian cells or tissues. Renilla luciferase has been used as a reporter gene for studying gene regulation and function in vitro and in vivo. It commonly is used in multiplex transcriptional reporter assays or as a normalizing transfection control for firefly luciferase assays.
The Firefly/Renilla Dual Luciferase Assay allows measurement of both Firefly and Renilla luciferase activity in the same sample with high sensitivity and linearity. Firefly luciferase activity is measured first, then Renilla Luciferase Assay Buffer 2.0 is added to simultaneously quench firefly luciferase activity and measure Renilla luciferase activity. Renilla Luciferase Assay Buffer 2.0 quenches the firefly luciferase activity to the level of untransfected cells, allowing sequential measurement of firefly and Renilla luciferase activity in the same sample. This is a flash-type assay that requires luminescence to be measured immediately after adding the detection reagents to the luciferase sample. Firefly signal decays over the course of about 12 minutes, while Renilla signal decays over the course of about 2 minutes, although this may vary depending on enzyme levels.
Firefly Luciferase Assay
Flash-type dual luciferase assay that allows measurement of both Firefly and Renilla luciferase activity in the same sample with high sensitivity and linearity.
Research Sub Category
Live Cell Dye
1) 1X Passive Luciferase Lysis Buffer 2.0 (CS224514): 15 mL
2) Firefly Luciferase Assay Buffer 2.0 (CS224591): 15 mL
3) D-Luciferin (CS224551): 3 X 1 mg
4) Renilla Luciferase Assay Buffer 2.0 (CS224580): 15 mL
5) Aquaphile Coelenterazine (CS224581): 3 X 200 µg
Storage and Stability
Store Firefly/Renilla Dual Luciferase Assay at -80°C. Firefly and Renilla Assay Buffers are stable at -80°C for at least six months from date of receipt. Other components are stable at -20°C or below for at least six months from date of receipt. Kit components and stock solutions of D-Luciferin and Aquaphile Coelenterazine in water are stable to at least 5 freeze/thaw cycles.
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