HTRF® cellular kinase and cell signaling assays provide precise, sensitive measurement of endogeneous level of phosphorylated and non phophorylated protein that can be achieved in an endogenous cellular environment. After lysis of the cell membrane, proteins (e.g. Kinases and transcription factors) can be detected using the kit reagents. All assays are based on the same sandwich immunoassay construction, comprising two specific monoclonal antibodies coupled to HTRF donor and acceptor dyes.
Due to their high sensitivity, the assays are suitable for either over-expressed or endogenous receptors, and can be used in many types of cells including primary cells. Being truly homogenous, they represent a robust, reliable and rapid alternative to more conventional technologies such as Western Blot, ELISA or other luminescent bead-based assays, and can be can be used from basic research to High Throughput drug screening for both small molecule and biologic investigation.