Thrombin, a serine protease, plays a central role in hemostasis by converting soluble plasma fibrinogen into an insoluble fibrin clot and by promoting platelet aggregation. Thrombin also influences a number of normal and pathological processes, including inflammation, tissue repair, embryogenesis, angiogenesis, and tumor invasion. The SensoLyte® AFC Thrombin Assay Kit is optimized for screening ofEnzyme inhibitors. This kit contains a fluorogenic substrate which shows high reactivity and low background. Thrombin cleaves the substrate resulting in the release of the AFC (7-amido-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin) fluorophore. Fluorescence can be monitored at excitation/emission= 380 nm/500 nm. The assays are performed in a convenient 96-well or 384-well microplate format.
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