Abcam's Kinetic Apoptosis Kit (Flow Cytometry) is based on pSIVA TMtechnology. pSIVATM (Polarity Sensitive Indicator of Viability & Apoptosis) is an Annexin XII-based polarity sensitive probe for the spatiotemporal analysis of apoptosis and other forms of cell death. pSIVATM binding is reversible which enables researchers to detect irreversible as well as transient phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure.
PS exposure is a hallmark phenomenon occurring early during apoptosis and persisting throughout the cell death process and it often considered to be irreversible. However, transient PS exposure is increasingly being recognized as a phenomenon in its own right and described to occur during both normal physiological processes and reversible or rescuable apoptotic/cell death events.
The pSIVATM assays are very straightforward: add pSIVA-IANBD or pSIVA-IANBD + Propidium Iodide (PI) directly to cells or tissues, incubate and analyze.