This kit is designed to measure Renilla luciferase activity in transfected cell reporter gene assays. Renilla luciferase has been used as a reporter gene for studying gene regulation and function in vitro and in vivo. It commonly is used in multiplex transcriptional reporter assays or as a normalizing transfection control for firefly luciferase assays. Renilla luciferase, a monomeric 36,000 Dalton protein, catalyzes coelenterazine oxidation by oxygen to produce light. The enzyme does not require post-translational modification for its activity and may function as a genetic reporter immediately following translation. Coelenterazine also emits light from enzyme-independent oxidation, a process known as autoluminescence. The autoluminescence is enhanced by superoxide anion and peroxynitrite in cells and tissues. This assay kit utilizes a special buffer formulation designed to yield reliable, linear measurements of Renilla luciferase activity with minimal autoluminescence background and superior sensitivity. This kit is a flash-type luminescence assay, which requires luminescence to be measured immediately after adding reagents to your sample.
This kit is a new and improved replacement for the Renilla Luciferase Assay Kit (catalog no. 30004). In addition to providing a simplified protocol, the Renilla Luciferase Assay Kit 2.0 features Biotium’s Aquaphile™ Coelenterazine, a water soluble substrate that can be stored at -20°C with minimal evaporation, unlike methanol solutions of coelenterazine.
The stated number of assays is based on 96-well assay format. The kits include enough Passive Lysis Buffer to perform the stated number of assays in plate sizes ranging from 96-well to 24-well. If needed, additional 5X Passive Lysis Buffer (catalog no. 99912) can be purchased separately (see below).
Biotium also offers the Firefly & Renilla Luciferase Single Tube Assay Kit (catalog no. 30081), a combined luciferase assay kit for sequential measurement of Firefly and Renilla luciferase activity sequentially in the same sample with high sensitivity and linearity.
- 5X Passive Lysis Buffer
- Renilla Luciferase Assay Buffer 2.0
- Aquaphile™ Coelenterazine
More Luciferase Kits
|30085||Firefly Luciferase Assay Kit 2.0||Flash-type firefly luciferase assay kit.|
|30075||Firefly Luciferase Assay Kit (Lyophilized)||Firefly luciferase assay kit with lyophilized assay buffer for economical room temperature shipping and convenient storage at -20°C.|
|99923||5X Firefly Lysis Buffer||Extra lysis buffer for use with Firefly Luciferase Assay Kits, only required if using well sizes larger than 24-well.|
|30028||Steady-Luc Firefly HTS Assay Kit||Glow-type firefly luciferase assay with signal half-life of about 3 hours for high-throughput screening in multi-well plates.|
|30028L||Steady-Luc Firefly HTS Assay Kit (Lyophilized)||Steady-Luc kit with lyophilized assay buffer for economical room temperature shipping and convenient storage at -20°C.|
|30082||Renilla Luciferase Assay Kit 2.0||Flash-type Renilla luciferase assay kit.|
|30081||Firefly and Renilla Luciferase Single Tube Assay Kit||Assay kit for measuring firefly and Renilla activities sequentially in the same sample in a single tube.|
|99912||5X Passive Lysis Buffer||Extra lysis buffer for use with Renilla and Dual Luciferase Kits, only required if using well sizes larger than 24-well.|
|30020||ATP-Glo Bioluminometric Cell Viability Assay Kit||Flash-type luminescence-based assay for measuring cell viability or ATP concentration.|
|22003||Mini Cell Scrapers||Mini-cell scrapers, useful for lysing cells in 96-well, 48-well, or 24-well plates.|