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Epigenase LSD1 Demethylase Activity/Inhibition Assay Kit (Colorimetric)

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Nuclear Protein Extraction
 
 
Histone Demethylase Assay
 
Demonstration of high sensitivity of LSD1 activity assay achieved by using recombinant LSD1 with the Epigenase™ LSD1 Demethylase Activity/Inhibition Assay Kit (Colorimetric).
Demonstration of inhibitory effects of an LSD1 inhibitor detected by the Epigenase™ LSD1 Demethylase Activity/Inhibition Assay Kit (Colorimetric). [LSD1 concentration: 200 ng/well].
Input Type: Nuclear Extracts, Purified Enzyme
Research Area: Histone Methylation
Target Application: Activity Measurement
Vessel Format: 96-Well Plate
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Product Overview

The Epigenase™ LSD1 Demethylase Activity/Inhibition Assay Kit (Colorimetric) is a complete set of optimized reagents, designed for an easy and fast colorimetric measurement of LSD1 activity or inhibition. The antibody-based, immunospecific method directly detects LSD1-converted demethylated products, rather than by-products, in a 96 stripwell microplate format. The kit has the following advantages:

  • 3 hour procedure in a 96 stripwell microplate format allows for either manual or high throughput analysis.
  • Directly measures LSD1 activity via a straightforward detection of LSD1-converted demethylated products, rather than by-products, thus eliminating assay interferences caused by thiol-containing chemicals such as DTT, GSH, and 2-mercaptoethanol.
  • Both cell/tissue extracts and purified LSD1 can be used, which allows for the detection of inhibitory effects of LSD1 inhibitors in vivo and in vitro.
  • Sensitivity is up to 20 times higher than H2O2/formaldehyde release-based LSD1 assays, allowing activity to be colorimetrically detected from as low as 5 ng of purified LSD1 enzyme.
  • Demethylated H3-K4 standard is included, allowing specific activity of LSD1 to be quantified. 
  • Accurate, reliable, and consistent with extremely low background signals.

About Histone Demethylation
Histone demethylation is the removal of methyl groups in modified histone proteins via histone demethylases. The discovery of histone demethylases demonstrates that histone methylation is not a permanent modification, but rather a more dynamic process. One of the most currently studied enzymes of histone demethylation is lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1). LSD1 is found to be pivotal in development and differentiation. For example, this enzyme is required to induce skeletal muscle differentiation, and mutation of drosophila LSD1 results in tissue-specific defects in development through disruption of H3-K4 methylation. LSD1 is also shown to participate in regulation of chromatin remodeling, cell death, and global DNA methylation. More importantly, LSD1 is found to be involved in some pathological processes such as cancer and inflammatory diseases. Detection of activity and inhibition of LSD1 would be important in elucidating mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of gene activation and silencing, and benefit cancer diagnostics and therapeutics.

Principle & Procedure
In this assay, a di-methylated histone H3-K4 LSD1 substrate is stably coated onto microplate wells. Active LSD1 binds to the substrate and removes methyl groups from the substrate. The LSD1-demethylated products can be recognized with a specific antibody. The ratio or amount of demethylated products, which is proportional to enzyme activity, can then be colorimetrically measured by reading the absorbance in a microplate spectrophotometer at a wavelength of 450 nm. The activity of the LSD1 enzyme is in turn proportional to the optical density intensity measured.

  Epigenase Kit Other Supplier's Kit
Assay Principle Immunoaffinity-based end product measurement H2O2 or Formaldehyde release-based by-product detection
Assay Format 96-well microplate 96-well microplate
Sensitivity High; 2 ng of enzyme detection limit Very low; 100 ng of enzyme detection limit
S/N Ratio >20 with very low background <4 with high background
Interference by Chemical Reagents None Affected by various detergents, solvents, and irons
Use of Cell Lysates Yes No
Specific Enzyme Activity Quantification Yes No
In Vivo Enzyme Inhibition Assay Yes No
Amount of Substrate Required for Activity/Inhibition Assay

<0.5 µM per assay point

50-200 µM per assay point
Amount of Purified Enzymes Required for Inhibitor Screening 10-50 ng per assay point 200-500 ng per assay point
Accuracy of Enzyme Inhibition Assay High (direct detection of changes in amount of end product) Low (indirect detection of H2O2 or formaldehyde release)

Table 1. Comparison of the Epigenase LSD1 Demethylase Activity/Inhibition Assay Kit and a competing supplier's kit. Competitor data obtained from supplier's website or manual.

 
Fig. 1. Schematic procedure for the Epigenase™ LSD1 Demethylase Activity/Inhibition Assay Kit (Colorimetric).

Fig. 2. Demonstration of high sensitivity of LSD1 activity assay achieved by using recombinant LSD1 with the Epigenase™ LSD1 Demethylase Activity/Inhibition Assay Kit (Colorimetric).

Fig. 3. Demonstration of inhibitory effects of an LSD1 inhibitor detected by the Epigenase™ LSD1 Demethylase Activity/Inhibition Assay Kit (Colorimetric). [LSD1 concentration: 200 ng/well].

Product Components

LD1 (10X Wash Buffer)
LD2 (LSD1 Assay Buffer)
LD3 (LSD1 Substrate, 50 µg/ml)*
LD4 (LSD1 Assay Standard, 50 µg/ml)*
LD5 (Capture Antibody, 1000 µg/ml*)
LD6 (Detection Antibody, 400 µg/ml)*
LD7 (LSD1 Inhibitor Tranylcypromine, 1 mM)*
LD8 (Developer Solution)
LD9 (Stop Solution)
8-Well Assay Strips (with Frame)
Adhesive Covering Film
User Guide

*Spin the solution down to the bottom prior to use. 

User Guide & MSDS

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