Measure Caspase-1 Activity in Cells or Medium, No Sample Prep Required
The Caspase-Glo® 1 Inflammasome Assay is a simple, homogeneous, bioluminescent method to selectively measure the activity of caspase-1, an essential component of the inflammasome.
Inflammasomes are protein complexes induced by diverse inflammatory stimuli. Innate immune cells respond to pathogens and other danger signals with inflammasome formation and conversion of procaspase-1 zymogen into catalytically active caspase-1. Caspase-1 activation results in the processing and release of cytokines IL-1β and IL-18, as well as pyroptosis, an immunogenic form of cell death. The Caspase-Glo® 1 Assay is sensitive enough to measure caspase-1 activity directly in cells or in medium in multiwell plates.