This HTRF cell-based assay conveniently and accurately quantifies phosphorylated FAK at Tyr397 (residue for human, rat, and chicken, equivalent to Y428 for mouse). FAK, or Focal Adhesion Kinase, is a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase controlling cell adhesion, migration, proliferation, and survival. FAK is a central regulator of ECM/integrin and cadherin signaling, and plays a role in cell adhesion, cell junction, migration, survival, and mechanosensing. FAK can be activated by Growth Factor Receptors, Cytokine Receptors, and GPCRs. Increased FAK expression and phosphorylation is associated with increased tumor cell adhesion, migration, invasion in several cancers, and with fibroblast migration on fibronectin in tissue fibrosis.
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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.