MTT Cell Viability Assay (BA0004)

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Description

Assay Genie's MTT cell viability assay has been optimized for maximum sensitivity, reproducibility and long shelf-life. The homogeneous cell-based assay can be performed in multi-well plates. The reagent is compatible with all culture media and with all liquid handling systems for high-throughput screening applications in 96-well and 384-well plates. Applications include cell proliferation, cytotoxicity and apoptosis.

Applications

Homogeneous assay for cell viability, proliferation, cytotoxcity and high-throughput screen for anticancer agents.

Key Features

  • Safe. Non-radioactive assay (cf. 3H-thymidine incorporation assay).
  • Sensitive and accurate. As low as 950 cells can be accurately quantified.
  • Time efficient. High-throughput assay in 96-well allows simultaneous processing ten of thousands of samples per day.
  • Homogeneous and convenient. A single reagent and "mix-incubate-measure" type assay. No wash and reagent transfer steps are involved.
  • Robust and amenable to HTS. Z factors of 0.5 and above are observed. Can be readily automated with HTS liquid handling systems.

Data Sheet

IncludesCatalog # Size (assays) Reagent BA0002 5,000 50 mL BA0003 10,000 100 mL BA0004 500 10ml.Control Reagent (Cat # BA0005): 50 mg saponin (to be ordered separately).
Method of DetectionOD 570nm
Detection Limit950 cells
SamplesCell culture
SpeciesAll
Protocol Length5 hrs
Size500 tests
StorageThe kit is shipped at room temperature. Store the Reagent at -20 °C. Solubilization Solution can be storedat room temperature. Shelf life: 12 month after receipt.
Shelf Life12 months

More Details

The study of cell proliferation and cell viability requires the accurate quantification of the number of viable cells in a cell culture. Therefore, assays for calculating cell viability are necessary for optimizing cell culture conditions, evaluating cell growth factors and nutrients, discovering novel antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs, evaluating toxic effects of environmental pollutants and cell mediated toxicity and studying programmed cell death (apoptosis). The MTT assay kit provides a convenient, sensitive, quantitative and reliable assay for determining the number of viable cells in a given culture. This homogeneous colorimetric assay is based on the conversion of a tetrazolium salt MTT, a pale yellow substrate, to formazan, a purple dye. This cellular reduction reaction involves the pyridine nucleotide cofactors NADH/NADPH and is only catalyzed by living cells. The formazan product has a low aqueous solubility and is present as purple crystals. Dissolving the resulting formazan with a solubilization buffer permits the convenient quantification of product formation. The intensity of the product color, measured at 550 - 620 nm, is directly proportional to the number of living cells in the culture. Reagents in the kit have been carefully formulated and optimized for sensitivity, assay robustness and automation.
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