P300 Homogeneous Assay Kit

Catalog #: 50078
Size: 384 reactions
The adenovirus E1A-associated cellular p300 transcriptional co-activator protein functions as a histone acetyltransferase that regulates transcription via chromatin remodeling and is important in the processes of cell proliferation and differentiation. p300 (also known as KAT3B) acetylates all four core histones in nucleosomes, as well as non-histone targets. p300 mediates cAMP-gene regulation by binding specifically to phosphorylated CREB protein. p300 has also been identified as a co-activator of HIF1A (hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha), which plays a role in the stimulation of hypoxia-induced genes such as VEGF. Defects in this gene are a cause of Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome and its dysfunction is linked to a number of human diseases including Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s diseases. p300 may also play a role in epithelial cancer.
The p300 Homogeneous Assay Kit contains an AlphaLISA® assay designed for screening inhibitors of p300 in a convenient 384-well format. This efficient method requires no time-consuming washing steps. Only a few simple steps on a microtiter plate are needed. The assay is based on the enzymatic transfer of an acetyl group from acetyl CoA to a specific lysine residue within a biotinylated peptide substrate. After the p300 reaction, the sample is incubated with a combination of an antibody that specifically binds the acetylated peptide and acceptor beads that bind the antibody. This is followed by incubation with streptavidin-labeled donor beads and reading of the Alpha-counts.
EP300, KAT3B, RSTS2, E1A binding protein, cbp, AlphaLISA, Alphascreen, Alpha Lisa, Alpha screen
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The p300 Homogeneous Assay Kit comes in a convenient AlphaLISA® format, with biotinylated histone substrate, Acetyl CoA, , primary antibody, assay buffers, and purified p300 for 384 enzyme reactions.
Avoid DMSO concentrations above 0.5%. Avoid green and blue dyes that absorb light in the Alphascreen® signal emission range (520-620 nm), such as Trypan Blue. Avoid the use of the potent singlet oxygen quenchers such as sodium azide (NaN3) or metal ions (Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+). The presence of >1% RPMI 1640 culture medium leads to a signal reduction due to the presence of excess biotin and iron in this medium. MEM, which lacks these components, does not affect Alphascreen® assays.


Storage / Stability:

Stable at least 6 months from date of receipt, when stored as directed. Kit components require different storage conditions. Be sure to store each component at the proper temperature upon arrival.

Great for studying enzyme activity and screening small molecular inhibitors for drug discovery and HTS applications.

Trievel, R. C., et al. (2000). Anal. Biochem. 287(2):319-28.

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