Cell Cycle Assays

Cell Cycle Assays Cell cycle assays analyze a population of cells’ replication state. This proliferation and the characterization of agents that either promote or retard proliferation are extremely important areas of cell biology and drug-discovery research, such as early toxicity testing and screening for anti-cancer agents. Apoptosis assays identify and quantify cell death and viability in different cell types and tissues. These assays can incorporate flow cytometry, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, cell imaging, or Western blot. Choice of an appropriate assay method depends on the number and type of cells used as well as the expected outcome. Kits and additional reagent requirements depend on multiple parameters including the pathway of induction, the type and number of cells used, and the available method of analysis. Equipment available here can be applied to research all aspects of the cell cycle.