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Nickel Chelate AlphaLISA Acceptor bead interference

The table below shows results from a compound interference study. We tested a panel of 24 compounds in a QC assay using our AlphaLISA® toolbox bead products. The information below can be used for guidance as to what buffer components might interfere with AlphaLISA assays using Nickel Chelate NTA Acceptor beads, and at what concentrations interference might occur. These data are derived from single experiments and should serve more as a guide rather than a precise value, as it is unlikely you will be using the exact same assay design as used to generate the data below. Interference concentrations may vary depending on the assay components. It is possible your assay will tolerate higher or lower concentration than what is shown.

No effect (10%)50% lossTested up to% inhibition at Max
Triton X-100%>3>33%0
Tween 20%>3>33%0
TRIS (pH8.0)M1.1E-021.3E-020.5M100
Mg2+ (MgCl2)M1.0E-031.2E-020.1M95
Adenosine (ATP)M1.6E-056.8E-050.01M100
Complete Protease InhibitorXnot determinednot determined1X79

The table above indicates that an assay testing the effect of EDTA using Nickel chelate AlphaLISA Acceptor beads, streptavidin Alpha Donor beads, and biotin-His probe showed little effect on the assay signal at final EDTA concentrations up to 2.5 uM. EDTA did show a half-maximal inhibition of signal when used at a final concentration of 4.0 uM. When 0.1M EDTA was included in the assay, 100% signal inhibition was observed.
Figure: Key for how the values in our interference tables are derived. The “no effect” concentration was obtained by extrapolating the MAX - 10% MAX counts. Refer to the table above for actual interference values for each toolbox bead product.