cADDis: Detect cAMP in Living Cells in Real Time

  • Measure kinetic responses
  • Choose red or green fluorescent sensors
  • No cell lysis required
  • Combine with Ca2+ or DAG sensors for simultaneous pathway readout
  • Viral delivery to primary cells, iPSCs, or standard cell lines

Our green fluorescent cADDis sensor in HEK293 cells responding to a selective agonist for the endogenous β2 adrenergic receptor (iso.)

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cADDis BacMam Kits

US & Canada Prices:
10 mL … $595
30 mL … $1195
60 mL … $1795

Outside the US & Canada? Please check with regional distributors for local pricing.

Plate Reader or Microscope Compatible

Kinetics or Dose Response

Monitor Dynamic cAMP Levels

cADDis is fully reversible

Easy to Detect

Detect Gs or Gi-mediated signaling

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                HEK293, BacMam vector



Live imaging of transduced HA1800: cADDis Assay showing robust expression in human astrocytes during research at Montana State University Department of Microbiology & Immunology



Protocols can be found in our main menu across the top of the page or by clicking the link below:

•  Green cADDis cAMP Protocol

•  cADDis for Gi Protocol

•  Cilia-Targeted cADDis cAMP Protocol

•  Red cADDis cAMP Protocol Read about BacMam expression in different cell types


• N. H. Wray, J.M. Schappi, H. Singh, N.D. Senese, and M.M. Rasenick. NMDAR-independent, cAMP-dependent antidepressant actions of ketamine. Molecular Psychiatry. April 2, 2018.

• T. Buranda, et. al. A High-Throughput Flow Cytometry Screen Identifies Molecules that Inhibit Hantavirus Cell Entry. SLAS Discovery. April 2, 2018.

• H. Zou, M. Schmidt, and R. Gosens PDE8: A Novel Target in Airway Smooth Muscle. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. Vol. 58, No. 4. April 01 2018

• T.B. Johnstone, et al. PDE8 is Expressed in Human Airway Smooth Muscle and Selectively Regulates cAMP Signaling by β2AR-AC6. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. Dec. 2017

• Tatsuru Togo, Cell membrane disruption stimulates cAMP and Ca2+ signaling to potentiate cell membrane resealing in neighboring cells. Biology Open. 

 • McCrink KA, Maning J, Vu A, Jafferjee M, Marrero C, Brill A, Bathgate-Siryk A, Dabul S, Koch WJ, Lymperopoulos A. β-Arrestin2 Improves Post-Myocardial Infarction Heart Failure via Sarco(endo)plasmic Reticulum Ca2+-ATPase-Dependent Positive Inotropy in Cardiomyocytes. Hypertension. 2017 Nov; 70: 972-981. Link to Supplemental Data

•  Q. Wang, A. N. Pronin, K. Levay, J. Almaça, A. Fornoni, A. Caicedo, V. Z. Slepak. Regulator of G protein signaling Gβ5-R7 is a crucial activator of muscarinic M3 receptor-stimulated insulin secretion. FASEB J. 2017 Jul 7, fj.201700197RR.

• J. Almaça, J. Molina, D. Menegaz, A.N. Pronin, A. Tamayo, V. Slepak, P. Berggren, A. Caicedo.  Human beta cells produce and release serotonin to inhibit glucagon secretion from alpha cells. Cell Reports, Volume 17, Issue 12, p3281–3291, 2016.

•  Moore, B.S., Stepanchick, A.N., Tewson, P.H., Hartle, C.M., Zhang, J., Quinn, A.M., Hughes, T.E., Mirshahi, T. Cilia have high cAMP levels that are inhibited by Sonic Hedgehog-regulated calcium dynamics. PNAS 2016.

• Tewson, P., Martinka, S., Shaner, N.C., Hughes, T., Quinn, A.M. New DAG and cAMP Sensors Optimized for Live-Cell Assays in Automated Laboratories. J Biomol Screen 1087057115618608, first published on December 11, 2015 as doi:10.1177/1087057115618608

In your cADDis Kit:

  • 10, 30, or 60 mL of Sensor
  • HDAC Inhibitor
  • Agonist Controls
  • GPCR Receptor Controls
  • Gi Kit contains active Gs

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