Christopher Eggers, Brock Binkowski, Matthew Robers, Natasha Karassina, Braedy Butler , Kevin Kopish, Pete Stecha, Jey Cheng, Aileen Paguio, Frank Fan, and Mei Cong
Promega Corporation, 2800 Woods Hollow Road, Madison, WI 53711
The use of reporter gene assays has allowed the analysis of a wide number of cell signaling pathways. By measuring pathways at a non-target based, phenotypic level, it is possible to analyze the impact of perturbation at any node along the pathway. Promega has created a portfolio of bioluminescence-based reporter gene assays directed at pathways involved in cellular stress. These assays can help identify the cellular mechanisms used by cells to adapt to a perturbation, gaining insight into the potential toxicity of compounds. We also present a format for using a number of assays in parallel to profile the activity against multiple pathways quickly without the need for stable cell generation.