As we continue to increase our lifespan, diseases such as Alzheimer’s will subsequently persist to develop. With up to 4.5 million Americans currently affected, there’s a strong desire to find a cure or at the very least some relief from the symptoms.¹   Neurodegeneration derived memory loss is the most common and perhaps the most devastating result
Cancer Cell T Cell CD39 Activity Assay
What comes to mind when you think of immunotherapy? The immune system, with all its complexities, contributes to numerous diseases that affect our society. It’s no wonder scientists scramble to find therapies that will either suppress (suppression immunotherapies) or activate (activation immunotherapies) an immune response. Immunotherapy isn’t only used for autoimmune diseases or infectious disease.
Pink Stethascope DOT1L Breast Cancer Target 420 X 280
As estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer (BC) becomes resistant to antiestrogen therapy, novel ways to control the disease are and continue to be developed. There are different types of breast cancer, and the most effective treatment depends on knowing this difference.  For example, if the type is estrogen receptor positive (ER) meaning cells are
Performing an ATPase Enzyme Assay
An ATPase enzyme assay – for more than just HTS. Structural maintenance of chromosomes flexible hinge domain containing 1 (SMCHD1) is an important protein that plays a role in gene regulation through altering DNA by addition of methyl groups.  It also contributes to the normal development of the nose, eyes, and other structures of the
Scientist Using a GTPase Activity Assay
GTPases are in the limelight in biology and drug discovery because of their role in a wide range of cellular processes and function.  They are highly conserved regulatory proteins involved in such diverse roles as signal transduction, protein biosynthesis, cell adhesion, membrane remodeling and trafficking, cytoskeletal reorganization, apoptosis, autophagy, and cell motility, to mention a
atpase activity assays for drug discovery
What are ATPases? Many people are familiar with the abbreviation ATP, which stands for the molecule adenosine triphosphate. ATP is the fascinating energy carrier of cellular processes and is involved in energy transfer in all living organisms. The energy released upon the chemical transformation from ATP to ADP is used in a myriad of biochemical
SLAS 2019
BellBrook Labs will be exhibiting and have poster presentations at the upcoming SLAS conference. During the meeting, BellBrook will have information available demonstrating a variety of applications for Transcreener HTS tools. Stop by booth #1702 where you can receive your copy of “A Guide to Measuring Drug-Target Residence Times with Biochemical Assays.” We are looking forward
What is a kinase assay
A kinase assay works by simply measuring the activity of the kinase. A kinase is an enzyme that aids in the transfer of a phosphate from ATP to another specific molecule. They regulate many activities in the human body. The measurement is used to test potential drugs to see how they affect kinase activity. An
Lupus NIK Inhibitor
  Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or lupus, takes a devastating toll. An autoimmune disease that triggers a dysfunctional immune system to attack its own tissues, SLE strikes young women most often — about 4 to 12 times more frequently than men — with women aged 15 to 45 being at highest risk. Both genetic and
Histone Methylation PRMT4
Histone methyltransferases (HMTs) play a critical role in many diseases. Dysregulation of histone methylation and the subsequent alterations in epigenetic states can cause gene expression patterns that drive a variety of cancers,[1] endometriosis,[2] osteoporosis,[3] osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis,[4] cardiovascular disease,[5] and autism,[6] to name only a few. In this light, a global assay for HMT