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 Inhibitors
  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
Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Inhibitors
The impact of Acetyl-CoA carboxylases (ACCs) on eukaryotic metabolism and metabolic-related disease states is profound. ACCs catalyze the formation of malonyl-CoA by ATP-dependent carboxylation of acetyl-CoA. In humans, the two isoforms of ACC exhibit highly regulated, tissue-specific patterns of expression, with ACC1 being present in lipogenic tissues such as liver and adipose, and ACC2 being
Rho GTPases Rho GEFs Book
New Protocol from BellBrook Labs: High-Throughput Assay for Rho GEFs Based on the Transcreener GDP Assay In this new second edition of Springer Nature’s Rho GTPases: Methods and Protocols, researchers from BellBrook Labs describe an HTS compatible method for detecting GTPase exchange factor (GEF) activity. The protocol described in chapter twelve of the book uses
Discovery on Target 2018
BellBrook Labs will exhibit and present posters at the upcoming Discovery on Target conference in Boston, MA. At the event BellBrook will demonstrate applications for its suite of high throughput screening tools, including residence time determination, methyltransferase activity measurement, studying ectonucleotidase enzymes, screening for kinase inhibitors, and more! Discovery on Target 2018 Sheraton Boston Hotel
Residence Time Guide
Learn How to Determine Drug-Target Residence Times with Biochemical Assays in this Free Guide Drug-target residence time has become a critical component in the discovery of new therapeutics. BellBrook Labs has recently published a guide to help describe the use of a proven “jump-dilution” method along with BellBrook’s Transcreener Assay platform to help streamline efforts
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