RubyGlow™ Luminescent Cell Proliferation Assay Kit

Product ID: M1574

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Unlike other commercially available luciferase kits using green light emitting (562 nm) firefly analogs, this luminescent assay kit produces a red light (EM 619 nm) for measurement of cell proliferation based upon the generation of ATP in metabolically active cells.

The red luminescent emission (619 nm) from the RubyGlow™ enzyme make it useful for multiplexing with other detection systems. The kit components involve no radioisotopes or toxic materials and are environmentally safe. Each kit provides enough reagents and a detailed protocol sufficient for 100 reactions in 96-well microplate format.

Technical Data
SKU M1574
Unit Size 1kit
Emission Wavelength 619
Detection Method Luminescence

References and Citations


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  • Crouch SP, Kozlowski R, Slater KJ, Fletcher J. (1993) "The use of ATP bioluminescence as a measure of cell proliferation and cytotoxicity," J. Immunol. Methods 160(1): 81-88.
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