Principle of HTRF®

HTRF® is based on Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF) and Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET).

In HTRF® the lanthanide chelate is used as a donor and is either Europium cryptate (Eu3+ cryptate) or Lumi4™-Tb (Tb2+ cryptate) and the acceptor is either XL665, a modified allophycocyanin, or d2, a second generation of acceptor. HTRF® implements a ratio metric measurement that uses both the emission wavelength of the donor and of the acceptor to correct for well-to-well variability and signal quenching from assay components and media that is absent in other TR-FRET assays.



    Applications of HTRF®

    HTRF® is used to measure molecular interactions in many research areas, including:

    Application Notes related to HTRF®

    cAMP/IP-One HTplex HTRF® assay with Mithras cAMP/IP-One HTplex cell-based experiment performed on Mithras LB 940 Multimode Microplate Reader using HTRF® technology

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    Microplate Readers recommended for HTRF®

    A microplate reader with the following characteristics is recommended:

    • Fluorescence measurement using filters
    • Flash lamp as light source
    • Detector with extended spectral range (above 650 nm)

    All microplate readers below are recommended for HTRF®.

    HTRF® is a registered trademark of Cisbio Bioassays.