ApoStat is designed to identify and quantify caspase activity in apoptotic cells by flow cytometry. Cells undergoing apotosis are irreversibly labeled with a cell permeable, FITC-conjugated pan-caspase inhibitor (ApoStat). Any unbound reagent diffuses out of the cell and is washed away. Cells are then analyzed by flow cytometry for the presence of bound reagent. Increased fluorescence is an indicator of caspases activity within cells. The detection of active caspases by flow cytometry is a rapid method for identifying cells undergoing apoptosis.
Testing Format: Flow Cytometry
Sample Type: Cultured cells
Size: 100 Tests (Catalog # FMK012)