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Assay Method Information

Assay Name:  HTRF FRET Assay
Description:  Reagents: Na+-Acetate pH 5.0; 1% Brij-35; Glycerol; Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO); Recombinant human soluble BACE1 catalytic domain (>95% pure); APP Swedish mutant peptide substrate (QSY7-APPswe-Eu): QSY7-EISEVNLDAEFC-Europium-amide (SEQ ID 1).A homogeneous time-resolved FRET assay can be used to determine IC50 values for inhibitors of the soluble human BACE1 catalytic domain. This assay monitors the increase of 620 nm fluorescence that resulted from BACE1 cleavage of an APPswedish APPswe mutant peptide FRET substrate (QSY7-EISEVNLDAEFC-Europium-amide (SEQ ID 1)). This substrate contains an N-terminal QSY7 moiety that serves as a quencher of the C-terminal Europium fluorophore (620 nm Em). In the absence of enzyme activity, 620 nm fluorescence is low in the assay and increased linearly over 3 hours in the presence of uninhibited BACE1 enzyme. Inhibition of BACE1 cleavage of the QSY7-APPswe-Eu substrate by inhibitors is manifested as a suppression of 620 nm fluorescence.
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