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Development of a dual luciferase-fluorescamine assay adapted to a 384 micro-well plate format-Data


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Brennan, J.C., 2017, Development of a dual luciferase-fluorescamine assay adapted to a 384 micro-well plate format-Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


We have adapted two commonly used human breast luciferase transactivation cell bioassays, the recently re-named estrogen agonist/antagonist screening VM7Luc4E2 cell bioassay (previously designated BG1Luc4E2) and the androgen/glucocorticoid screening MDA-kb2 cell bioassay, to 384-well formats for HTS of endocrine-active substances. This cost-saving adaptation includes a fast, accurate, and easy measurement of protein amount in each well via the fluorescamine assay (in the form of relative fluorescence units, RFU which are then converted to microgram protein using bovine serum albumin standards) with which to normalize luciferase activity (in the form of relative light units, RLU) of cell lysates without requiring any transfer of the [...]


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Jennifer C Brennan
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Jennifer C Brennan
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U.S. Geological Survey
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Columbia Environmental Research Center

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To verify a normalization of relative light units to microgram protein in cell lysates since the researchers require a quantitative measure of cell health of cells seeded in 384-well plates. This method may be applicable by other researchers to a number of luciferase transactivation cell bioassays and is adaptable to 96- or 384-well plate format.


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DOI doi:10.5066/F7DV1H2F

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