Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are natural byproducts of the normal me
tabolism of oxygen and play im
portant roles in cell signaling. The accumulation of ROS results in significant damage to cell structures. The role of oxidative stress in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, inflammatory diseases, a number of neurodegenerative diseases and cancer has been well established. The ROS measurement will help to determine how oxidative stress modulates varied intracellular pathways. Cell Meter™ Fluorimetric Intracellular Total ROS Activity Assay Kit uses our proprietary ROS Brite™ 670 sensor to quantify ROS in live cells. The cell-permeable and non-fluorescent ROS Brite™ 670 exhibits a strong fluorescence signal upon reaction with ROS. ROS Brite™ 670 sensor is localized in the cytoplasm. The fluorescence signal of ROS Brite™ 670 sensor can be measured by fluorescence microscopy, high-co
ntent imaging, microplate fluorometry, or flow cytometry. The Cell Meter™ Fluorimetric Intracellular Total ROS Activity Assay Kit provides a sensitive, one-step fluorimetric assay to detect intracellular ROS (especially superoxide and hydroxyl radical) in live cells within 1 hour incubation. The assay can be performed in a co
nvenient 96-well or 384-well microtiter-plate format using either a fluorescence microplate reader at Ex/Em = 640/670 nm or a fluorescent microscope with Cy5 filter.