DeadEnd™ Colorimetric TUNEL System Technical Bulletin
Literature # TB199
The DeadEnd™ Colorimetric TUNEL System end-labels the fragmented DNA of apoptotic cells using a modified TUNEL (TdT-mediated dUTP Nick-End Labeling) assay. Biotinylated nucleotide is incorporated at the 3′-OH DNA ends using the enzyme Terminal Deoxynucleotidyl Transferase, Recombinant (rTdT). Horseradish-peroxidase-labeled streptavidin (Streptavidin HRP) is then bound to these biotinylated nucleotides, which are detected using the peroxidase substrate, hydrogen peroxide, and the stable chromogen, diaminobenzidine (DAB). Using this procedure, apoptotic nuclei are stained dark brown.
Printed in USA. Revised 3/09.