Invitrogen Molecular Probes Tali Apoptosis Kit - Annexin V Alexa Fluor 488 & Propidium Iodide
Discrimination of apoptotic from necrotic and live cells in a population
Manufacturer: Invitrogen A10788
The TaliApoptosis Kit enables identification of apoptotic cells. The kit stains apoptotic cells with green Annexin V Alexa Fluor 488, stains necrotic cells with both red propidium iodide and green Annexin V Alexa Fluor 488, and does not stain live cells.
Apoptosis is a carefully regulated process of cell death that occurs as a normal part of development. Inappropriately regulated apoptosis is implicated in disease states, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Apoptosis is distinguished from necrosis by characteristic morphological and biochemical changes, including compaction and fragmentation of the nuclear chromatin, shrinkage of the cytoplasm, and loss of membrane asymmetry.
Easily Discriminate Apoptotic from Necrotic Cells with Two-color Staining
In normal live cells, phosphatidyl serine (PS) is located on the cytoplasmic surface of the cell membrane. In apoptotic cells, however, PS is translocated from the inner to the outer surface of the plasma membrane, exposing it to the extracellular environment. The human anticoagulant Annexin V displays a high affinity for PS. Annexin V labeled with a fluorophore such as Alexa Fluor 488 can be used to identify apoptotic cells by binding to the exposed PS.
The TaliApoptosis Kit includes a solution of propidium Iodide (PI). PI is a cell-impermeant fluorogenic DNA-binding dye used for years to identify necrotic cells. PI is impermeant to live cells, but easily enters dead cells where it binds to nucleic acids and becomes fluorescent.
After staining a cell population using the TaliApoptosis Assay Kit with Annexin V-Alexa Fluor 488 and Propidium Iodide, apoptotic cells display green fluorescence, dead cells display red and green fluorescence and live cells show little or no fluorescence.
Annexin V Translocation, Apoptosis, Cell Analysis, Cell Counting and Viability, Cell Counting, Viability, and Cryopreservation, Cell Culture, Cell Viability, Proliferation and Function, Cellular Imaging, Imaging Cytometry
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|Tali - Annexin V Alexa Fluor™ 488, Tali - Propidium Iodide, Tali - Annexin V Binding Buffer|
|Annexin V Translocation, Apoptosis, Cell Analysis, Cell Counting and Viability, Cell Counting, Viability, and Cryopreservation, Cell Culture, Cell Viability, Proliferation and Function, Cellular Imaging, Imaging Cytometry|
|Store Tali Annexin V Alexa Fluor 488 at 2 – 6°C. Store Tali Propidium Iodide at 2 – 6°C. Store Tali Annexin V Binding Buffer at 2 – 6°C.|
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