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Senescence β-Galactosidase Staining Kit
Cellular Assay Kits
Assay Kit

Senescence β-Galactosidase Staining Kit #9860

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other Image 1 - Senescence β-Galactosidase Staining Kit

β-Galactosidase staining at pH 6 on normal WI38 cells at population doubling 29 (left) and senescent WI38 cells at population doubling 36 (right).

other Image 2 - Senescence β-Galactosidase Staining Kit

Β-Galactosidase staining at pH 6.0 on MCF-7 cells untreated (left) and senescent MCF-7 cells treated with etoposide #2200 (12.5 μM, 24 hr) and allowed to recover for 4 days (right).

To Purchase # 9860S
Product # Size Price
1 Kit  (125 35mm wells) $ 238

Product Includes Quantity (with Count)
10X Fixative Solution 1 x 15 ml
10X Staining Solution 1 x 15 ml
100X Solution A 1 x 1.5 ml
100X Solution B 1 x 1.5 ml
X-Gal 1 x 150 mg

Product Description

The Senescence β-Galactosidase Staining Kit is designed to conveniently provide reagents needed to detect β-galactosidase activity at pH 6, a known characteristic of senescent cells. Papers have published using this kit in both cells and frozen tissue. The kit includes all reagents necessary for this assay.


Limited capacity to replicate is a defining characteristic of most normal cells and culminates in senescence, an arrested state in which the cell remains viable (1). Senescent cells are not stimulated to divide by serum or passage in culture, and senescence invokes a specific cell cycle profile that differs from most damage-induced arrest processes or contact inhibition (2). An enlarged cell size, expression of pH-dependent beta-galactosidase activity (3), and an altered pattern of gene expression (4,5) further characterize senescent cells.

  1. Goldstein, S. (1990) Science 249, 1129-1133.
  2. Sherwood, S. W. et al. (1988) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. , USA 85, 9086-9090.
  3. Dimri, G. et al. (1995) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 92, 9363-9367.
  4. Cristofalo, V. J. et al. (1998) Crit. Rev. Eukaryot Gene Expr. 8, 43-80.
  5. Linskens, M. H. et al. (1995) Nucleic Acid Res. 23, 3244-3251.

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