Monitoring cell proliferation is essential for a variety of applications including optimizing cell culture conditions and determining activity rates of cytokines and growth factors. Cell proliferation measurement can also be useful in assessing cell-mediated cytotoxicity, the efficacy of therapeutic compounds in drug screening, and the cytostatic nature of anticancer compounds in toxicology testing.
Our Cell Proliferation Assays and Reagents provide convenient methods to monitor cell proliferation rates with either colorimetric or fluorometric detection. Use the following table to select the best assay or reagent for your needs:
|BrdU Cell Proliferation ELISA Kit||Colorimetric||Antibody detection of BrdU in newly synthesized DNA in proliferating cells|
|PCNA ELISA Kit||Colorimetric||Antibody detection of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen|
|Fluorometric Cell Proliferation Assay Reagent||Fluorometric||Conversion to red fluorescence in metabolically active cells|
|MTT Cell Proliferation Assay||Colorimetric||MTT conversion to formazan (purple) by cellular reductase|
|WST-1 Cell Proliferation Assay Reagent||Colorimetric||WST-1 conversion to formazan (orange) by cellular NADH and electron mediator|