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EpiQuik Global Acetyl Histone H3K56 Quantification Kit (Fluorometric)

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For fluorescence-based measurement of total H3K56ac amounts

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Histone Protein Extraction
 
 
Histone H3 Acetylation Quantification
 
Schematic procedure for using the EpiQuik Global Acetyl Histone H3K56 Quantification Kit (Fluorometric).
Input Type: Histone Extracts
Research Area: Histone Acetylation
Target Application: Amount Quantitation
Vessel Format: 96-Well Plate
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Product Overview

The EpiQuik Global Acetyl Histone H3-K56 Quantification Kit (Fluorometric) is a convenient package of tools that allows the experimenter to specifically measure global acetylation of histone H3-K56 fluorometrically, using a variety of mammalian cells (human, mouse, etc.) including fresh and frozen tissues, and cultured adherent and suspension cells. The kit has the following advantages:

  • Quick and efficient procedure, which can be finished within 2.5 hours.
  • Innovative fluorometric assay without the need for radioactivity, electrophoresis, or chromatography.
  • Specifically captures acetyl H3-K56 with the detection limit as low as 0.4 ng/well and detection range from 5 ng-2 µg/well of histone extracts.
  • The control is conveniently included for the quantification of the amount of acetyl H3-K56.
  • Strip microplate format makes the assay flexible: manual or high throughput.
  • Simple, reliable, and consistent assay conditions.

Background Information
Acetylation of histones, including histone H3, has been involved in the regulation of chromatin structure and recruitment of transcription factors to the gene promoters. Histone acetyltransferases (HAT) and histone deacetylases (HDACs) play a critical role in control of histone H3 acetylation at multiple sites. Acetylation of histone H3 at lysine 56 (H3-K56) is cell cycle regulated, maintained upon replicative damage in a check-point dependent manner, and is essential for surviving DNA damage. H3-K56 acetylation occurs normally during S phase. In the absence of this modification, cellular survival following DNA damage is impaired. Histone H3-K56 acetylation may be increased by inhibition of HDACs and decreased by HAT inhibition. Thus, quantitative detection of global acetyl histone H3-K56 would provide useful information for better understanding epigenetic regulation of gene activation and for developing HAT or HDAC-targeted drugs. The EpiQuik™ Global Acetyl Histone H3-K56 Quantification Kit (Fluorometric) provides a tool for measuring global acetylation of histone H3-K56.

Principle & Procedure
This kit is designed for measuring global histone H3-K56 acetylation. In an assay with this kit, the acetyl histone H3 at lysine 56 is captured to the strip wells coated with an anti-acetyl H3-K56 antibody. The captured acetyl histone H3-K56 can then be detected with a labeled detection antibody followed by a fluorescent development reagent. The ratio of acetyl H3-K56 is proportional to the intensity of fluorescence. The absolute amount of acetyl H3-K56 can be quantified by comparing to the standard control.

Starting Materials
Input material should be purified histone extracts. In general, the input amount should be from 50 ng to 200 ng per well of histone extracts. 

 

Product Components

F1 (10X Wash Buffer)
F2 (Antibody Buffer)
F3 (Detection Antibody, 1 mg/ml)*
F4 (Fluoro Developer)*
F5 (Fluoro Enhancer)*
F6 (Fluoro Dilution)
Standard Control (100 µg/ml)*
8-Well Sample Strips (with Frame)
8-Well Standard Control Strips
User Guide

 * For maximum recovery of the products, centrifuge the original vial after thawing prior to opening the cap.

User Guide & MSDS

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