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Nice product. I was able to establish a robust HTS assay with relative ease.
Application Area: High throughput screening assay
"Through the process of developing and validating an assay for HTS applications, I generated a very nice data package of robust high quality data."
BellBrook Labs Transcreener® UDP2 Glycosyltransferase Assay is a competitive immunoassay that has fluorescence polarization (FP) or TR-FRET readouts.
The assay is based on the detection of UDP and therefore is compatible with any enzyme class that produces UDP, including glucosyltransferase, galactosyltransferase, glucuronyltransferase, N-acetylglucosamyltransferase, N-acetylgalactosyltransferase, xylosyltransferases, and glycogen, cellulose, lactose and hyaluronan synthases. The Bell Brook Lab's Transcreener® UDP2 Assay is a simple one step homogenous detection assay, and is extremely flexible with regard to substrate concentration (1 to 250 μM).
There are over 200 glycosyltransferases encoded in the human genome, and most use uridine diphosphate (UDP) -activated sugars as the donor. From a functional standpoint, the reactions they catalyze can be divided into three major types: biosynthesis of disaccharides or polymers such as starch or hyaluronan, posttranslational modification of proteins, and glucuronidation of small molecules, including endogenous hormones and xenobiotics. All three types of glycosyltransferases are of interest in drug discovery.
The role of the approximately 15 hepatic UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) in drug metabolism has been an area of focus for several years. More recently, protein glycosyltransferases and those involved in synthesis of biopolymers have come under focus as therapeutic targets, for cancer and lysosomal storage diseases. Bacterial glycosyltransferases involved in cell wall synthesis are also being targeted for development of new anti-infectives.
In the Transcreener® UDP2 Assays, UDP produced in the enzyme reaction is detected using a competitive fluorescence immunoassay. The Transcreener® UDP2 Assays have been designed to provide Z'-factor values routinely greater than 0.7 in 384-well, 20 µL reaction format using hyodeoxycholic acid as acceptor-substrate and UGT2B7. This assay has demonstrated great flexibility for UGT source, and donor- and acceptor-substrate concentrations.