Arxula - Yeast Androgen Screen
Detection of androgenic activity
The A-YASlumi determines the DHTEQ (5α-Dihydrotestosterone Equivalents) in aqueous samples with minimal requirement of sample volume. The assay has a superior sensitivity and can be used as a fast-screening test prior to chemical analysis.
A factorial in-house validation was performed for method validation of the A-YASlumi.
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In the yeast genome the gene for the 1 human androgen receptor (hAR) and a reporter gene cassette have been integrated.
The detection of light is performed after reaction of the reporter enzyme luciferase with the substrate luciferin.
Androgens and androgen-like substances bind to the receptors and the resulting complexes trigger the transcription of the reporter gene.
The reference standard for calibration and quantification is 5α-Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The dose-response curve corresponds to a non-linear model.