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Objective: To describe a functional assay (RIP assay) to confirm cellular uptake and subsequent cytoplasmic release of an RNA aptamer which binds to a cell surface receptor expressed on prostate cancer cells (PSMA).
Summary: This publication details an in vitro functional assay to confirm that the aptamer retains function following conjugation to saporin and describe a cellular assay to measure aptamer-mediated saporin-induced cytotoxicity.
Usage: The folded biotinylated aptamer was mixed at a 1:4 molar ratio of Streptavidin-ZAP, confirmed by agarose gel, a PSMA enzymatic activity (NAALADase) assay performed. FGF-SAP was used as a control.