Luciferase half-life?

jstrassw at OPAL.TUFTS.EDU jstrassw at OPAL.TUFTS.EDU
Mon Sep 30 18:12:20 EST 1996

I would like to use a fos-luciferase reporter in HeLa cells.  I will 
co-transfect a plasmid to express what I hope is an inhibitor of 
signalling and will be reflectedin a decrease in luciferase activity.

The question: what is the half-life of luciferase in hela cells?  When I 
starve then stimulate the cells with serum, then azzay, I will have 
serium-induced luciferase as well as background luciferase.

Any ideas?

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