The AlphaScreen® SureFire® p-Ribosomal Protein S6 (p-Ser235/236) assay is a sandwich immunoassay for quantitative detection of phospho-RP S6 (phosphorylated on Ser235/236) in cellular lysates using Alpha Technology. Please note that an AlphaScreen Protein A kit, which contains the Alpha Beads necessary to run this assay, needs to be purchased separately, in addition to the AlphaScreen SureFire kit.
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Alpha SureFire® kits can be used for:
In the AlphaScreen® SureFire® assay, Donor beads are coated with streptavidin to capture one of the antibodies, which is biotinylated. Acceptor beads are coated with Protein A to immobilize the other antibody. In the presence of phosphorylated protein, the two antibodies bring the Donor and Acceptor beads close together, generating signal. The amount of light emission is directly proportional to the amount of phosphoprotein present in the sample.
|Assay Target Class||Phosphoprotein|
|Experimental Type||In vitro|
|Product Brand Name||AlphaScreen SureFire|
|Second Messenger Release||Protein phosphorylation|
|Shipping Condition||Blue Ice|
|Unit Size||500 assay points|
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