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PPARγ Ligand Screening/Characterization Assay Kit (Fluorometric)

High-throughput compatible, quick and easy screening for PPARγ ligands; Includes human recombinant PPARγ
Catalog #: K437

Product Details

Cat # +Size K437-100
Size 100 assays
Detection Method Fluorescence (Ex/Em 375/460-470 nm)
Species Reactivity Eukaryotes
Applications Rapid, high-throughput screening of drugs and novel ligands.
Development of structure-activity relationship (SAR) models to predict PPARγ/ligand interaction liability of novel compounds.
Features & Benefits • Simple, highly sensitive, high-throughput compatible
• Rapid screening of PPARγ ligands
• Kit includes the PPARγ ligand control and a stable, recombinant human PPARγ
Kit Components • PPARγ Assay Buffer
• PPARγ Assay Probe
• PPARγ (Human recombinant, 500 µl)
• PPARγ Ligand Control (100 mM in DMSO)
• 384-well Low Volume Black Plate
Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


The Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor (PPAR) family of ligand-activated transcription factors consists of three subtypes encoded by separate genes: PPARα, PPARδ and PPARγ. Of these, PPARγ plays an important role in the regulation of fatty acid storage and glucose metabolism. The genes activated by PPARγ stimulate lipid uptake and adipogenesis by fat cells. Many endogenous molecules such as, polyunsaturated fatty acids like arachidonic acid and its metabolites, are known to bind and activate PPARγ. The binding of activating ligands to the ligand binding domain (LBD) of PPARγ promotes its heterodimerization with retinoic acid-like receptor (RXR), which results in the regulated expression of target genes involved in lipid metabolism. Such ligand-based activation of PPARγ may be responsible for inhibiting the growth of cultured human breast, gastric, lung, prostate and other cancer cell lines. In addition, the thiazolidinedione-based anti-diabetic drugs activate PPARγ with greater specificity than PPARα. BioVision’s PPARγ Ligand Screening Assay Kit provides a single step fluorescence-based assay for screening potential PPARγ-specific ligands. The assay utilizes the ability of potential PPARγ-binding ligands to displace a fluorescent probe, which has a strong affinity for PPARγ Ligand Binding Domain, resulting in loss of fluorescence of the probe. The relative drop in the fluorescence, as a result of competitive binding of PPARγ ligand, can be correlated to the affinity (and hence IC50) of the PPARγ candidate ligand. BioVision’s PPARγ Ligand Screening Assay Kit is easy to use, faster and more convenient as compared to Fluorescence Polarization and TR-FRET-based screening methods. The assay kit can be used to identify and characterize PPARγ-specific ligands for therapeutic applications

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Can the kit work on bacteria or yeast cells?
The kit has been standardized for mammalian cells only
What is the exact volume of sample required for this assay?
There is no specific volume we can recommend for the amount any sample to be used since it is completely sample concentration and quality based. You have to do a pilot expt with multiple sample volumes to determine the optimal volume which gives a reading within the linear range of the standard curve. Please refer to the citations for this product to see what other clients have used with similar sample types.
Do you have trial sizes of this kit?
Unfortunately, we do not have trial sizes of this kit available. However, if you are based in the US or Canada, we will give you a 10% off list price introductory discount on its purchase price. If you are based out of this area please contact your regional BioVision distributor."
What is the shelf life of this kit?
 BioVisions’s assay kits expire 6 months from the date of shipment. Some components of the kit may expire sooner as mentioned in the data sheet
Can we purchase individual components of this kit?
Yes, you can purchase any of the kit's components without the whole kit. Please refer to the component Cat #s mentioned on the datasheet for ordering.
Can we use an alternate buffer for sample preparation (cell lysis, sample dilutions etc)?
Our assay buffers are optimized for the reactions they are designed for. They not only contain some detergents for efficient lysis of your cells/tissue, but also contain some proprietary components required for the further reactions. Therefore, we highly recommend using the buffers provided in the kit for the best results.