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.
ViaFluor® Live Cell Microtubule Stains are cell-permeable taxol probes for imaging the microtubule cytoskeleton in live mammalian cells. We do not have permeability data for these probes to the plant cell wall. Based on literature, plant tubulin binds taxol weakly as compared to animal tubulin, so staining may be weak or non-existent. We do offer low-cost trial sizes for evaluation.