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Z-DEVD-AFC

Chemical structure for Z-DEVD-AFC
Chemical structure for Z-DEVD-AFC
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Catalog Number13420
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Physical properties
Molecular weight821.71
SolventDMSO
Spectral properties
Extinction coefficient (cm -1 M -1)170001
Excitation (nm)376
Emission (nm)482
Quantum yield0.531
Storage, safety and handling
H-phraseH303, H313, H333
Hazard symbolXN
Intended useResearch Use Only (RUO)
R-phraseR20, R21, R22
StorageFreeze (< -15 °C); Minimize light exposure
UNSPSC12352200

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Molecular weight
821.71
Extinction coefficient (cm -1 M -1)
170001
Excitation (nm)
376
Emission (nm)
482
Quantum yield
0.531
Z-DEVD-AFC is a fluorogenic substrate for caspase 3, a protease that is rapidly activated when cells are exposed to apoptotic conditions and that cleaves poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase. This substrate is hydrolyzed by caspase 3 to generate highly fluorescent 7-amido-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin (AFC).

Example protocol


AT A GLANCE

Important notes

It is important to store at <-15 °C and should be stored in cool, dark place.

It can be used within 12 months from the date of receipt. 

SAMPLE EXPERIMENTAL PROTOCOL

Following protocol only provides a guideline, and should be modified according to your specific needs.

General Solution Caspase Assays Using AMC, AFC, pNA, R110 and ProRed Substrates

  1. Prepare a 10 mM stock solution in DMSO.

  2. Prepare a 2X caspase substrate (50 µM) assay solution as the following: 50 µL substrate stock solution, 100 µL DTT (1M), 400 µL EDTA (100 mM), 10 mL Tris Buffer (20 mM), pH =7.4.

  3. Mix equal volume of the caspase standards or samples with 2X caspase substrate assay solution, and incubate the solutions at room temperature for at least 1 hour.

  4. Monitor the fluorescence using a fluorescence microplate reader, or absorbance using an absorbance microplate reader.

Cell Caspase Assays Using Cell-Permeable FMK Caspase Probes

  1. Prepare a 2-5 mM stock solution in DMSO.

  2. Treat cells as desired.

  3. Prepare a 2X permeable caspase substrate (20 µM) assay solution by diluting the DMSO stock solution (from Step 2.1) in Hanks with 20 mM Hepes buffer (HHBS).

  4. Mix equal volume of the treated cells with 2X caspase substrate assay solution (from Step 2.3), and incubate the cells in a 37°C, 5% CO2 incubator for at least1 hour.

  5. Wash the cells with HHBS for at least once.

  6. Monitor the fluorescence intensity by a flow cytometer, a fluorescence microscope or a fluorescence microplate reader.

Cell Caspase Assays Using Cell-Permeable FMK Caspase Probes (For #13470-13476 only)

  1. Prepare a 250X stock solution by adding 50 µL DMSO into the vial.

  2. Treat cells as desired.

  3. Add 250 X DMSO stock solution into the cell solution at a 1:250 ratio (such as 2 µL to 500 µL cells), and incubate the cells in a 37°C, 5% CO2 incubator for 1 hour.

  4. Wash the cells with HHBS for at least once.

  5. Monitor the fluorescence intensity by flow cytometer, fluorescence microscopy or fluorescent microplate reader.

Calculators


Common stock solution preparation

Table 1. Volume of DMSO needed to reconstitute specific mass of Z-DEVD-AFC to given concentration. Note that volume is only for preparing stock solution. Refer to sample experimental protocol for appropriate experimental/physiological buffers.

0.1 mg0.5 mg1 mg5 mg10 mg
1 mM121.697 µL608.487 µL1.217 mL6.085 mL12.17 mL
5 mM24.339 µL121.697 µL243.395 µL1.217 mL2.434 mL
10 mM12.17 µL60.849 µL121.697 µL608.487 µL1.217 mL

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Spectral properties

Extinction coefficient (cm -1 M -1)170001
Excitation (nm)376
Emission (nm)482
Quantum yield0.531

Product family


NameExcitation (nm)Emission (nm)
Ac-DEVD-AFC *CAS 201608-14-2*376482
Z-DEVD-AMC341441
Z-DEVD-pNA--
Z-IETD-AFC *CAS 219138-02-0*376482
Z-DEVD-FMK--

Citations


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Authors: Zingler, Philipp and Särchen, Vinzenz and Glatter, Timo and Caning, Lotta and Saggau, Carina and Kathayat, Rahul S and Dickinson, Bryan C and Adam, Dieter and Schneider-Brachert, Wulf and Schütze, Stefan and others, undefined
Journal: Cell Communication and Signaling (2019): 1--16
pH-Assisted surface functionalization of selenium nanoparticles with curcumin to achieve enhanced cancer chemopreventive activity
Authors: Yu, Shaoxuan and Wang, Yanru and Zhang, Wentao and Zhang, Yuhuan and Zhu, Wenxin and Liu, Yingnan and Zhang, Daohong and Wang, Jianlong
Journal: RSC Advances (2016): 72213--72223

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