Magic Red™-(DEVD)₂ Caspases 3 and 7 Assay Kit 100tests

Product ID: M0838

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Magic Red™ products are substrate-based assays designed to detect protease activity within whole living cells, using a fluorescence microscope.

Magic Red™ assays are based on a cresyl violet leaving group that fluoresces once the enzyme specific peptides are cleaved. No wash steps are required, making these kits very user friendly. In these kits, Magic Red™ is covalently attached to a specific peptide (DEVD) that when cleaved, causes the Magic Red™ to fluoresce.

Technical Data
SKU M0838
Unit Size 1kit
Detection Method Fluorescence

References and Citations


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