SIRT1 belongs to class III of the silent information regulator 2 (Sir2) family of proteins, which are NAD+-dependant histone/protein deacetylases (sirtuins). The use of SIRT1 modulators has been described as an attractive potential therapeutic solution for treating multiple disease states including cancer, diabetes, aging, and neurodegenerative, metabolic or cardiovascular diseases. This rapid, simple assay enables the discrimination of polyphenolic compounds and can be used for high throughput screening to identify both inhibitors and activators of SIRT1 activity.
Our Technology HTRF
HTRF® technology principle:
Truly homogeneous functional assays
FRET (Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer) is based on the transfer of energy between two fluorophores – a donor and an acceptor – when in close proximity. Molecular interactions between biomolecules can be assessed by coupling each partner with a fluorescent label and by detecting the level of energy transfer.