Ex (nm):637 Em(nm):650
Our Cell Explorer™ fluorescence imaging kits are a set of tools for labeling cells for fluorescence microscopic investigations of cellular functions. The effective labeling of cells provides a powerful method for studying cellular events in a spatial and temporal context. This particular kit is designed to uniformly label live cells in deep red fluorescence for the studies that require the fluorescent tag molecules retained inside cells for relatively longer time. The kit uses a fluorescent dye that carries a cell-retaining moiety. The dye becomes trapped inside live cells to give a stable fluorescence signal for relatively long time. The dye is a hydrophobic compound that easily permeates intact live cells. The labeling process is robust, requiring minimal hands-on time. It can be readily adapted for a wide variety of fluorescence platforms such as microplate assays, immunocytochemistry and flow cytometry. It is useful for a variety of studies, including cell adhesion, chemotaxis, multidrug resistance, cell viability, apoptosis and cytotoxicity. The kit provides all the essential components with an optimized cell-labeling protocol. It is suitable for proliferating and non-proliferating cells, and can be used for both suspension and adherent cells.
Image of Hela cells stained with 1X Cell Explorer™ Live Cell Tracking Kit (Deep Red Fluorescence*)in
a Costar black wall/clear bottom 96-well plate
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