Organelle & Cytoskeleton Stains
Intracellular lipid droplets are cytoplasmic organelles involved in the storage and regulation of lipids. The LipidSpot™ Lipid Droplet Stains are fluorogenic neutral lipid stains that rapidly accumulate in lipid droplets. They become brightly fluorescent in the presence of neutral lipids like triglycerides and cholesterol esters.
LipidSpot™ stains may be used on tissue sections, but if the lipid droplets are not well-preserved in the tissue, then staining will not be optimal. Paraffin embedded sections might also not be suitable as the process of deparaffinization could result in lipid extraction.