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CF488A Annexin V and 7-AAD Apoptosis Kit

This kit contains CF488A-Annexin V to stain apoptotic cells, and 7-AAD to stain necrotic cells.

30060 CF488A Annexin and 7AAD
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This kit contains CF™488A Annexin V for staining apoptotic cells green, and 7-AAD for staining necrotic cells with far-red fluorescence, for detection by flow cytometry or fluorescence microscopy.

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is translocated from the inner to the outer surface of apoptotic cells for phagocytic cell recognition. The human anticoagulant, Annexin V, is a 35 kDa Ca2 -dependent phospholipid protein with a high affinity for PS. Annexin V labeled with CF™488A (Abs/Em= 490/515 nm) can identify apoptotic cells in green by binding to PS exposed on the outer leaflet. Our CF™488A dye is superior to fluorescein/FITC as it is not affected by pH and has much better photostability.

7-AAD is a membrane-impermeant nucleic acid dye that is excluded by live cells, but stains necrotic cells and late apoptotic cells. 7-AAD (Abs/Em with DNA = 543/655 nm) emits in the far-red spectrum and can be well separated from CF™488A and other green emitting dyes using the 488 nm line of a flow cytometer.

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MTT and XTT are colorimetric based assays, while resazurin can be measured using colorimetric or fluorescence detection. MTT is not a soluble product, so the cells must be lysed to solubilize the formazan salt before absorbance can be measured. XTT and resazurin do not require cell lysis, allowing kinetic monitoring of the same samples at different timepoints.

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Check to make sure your cell densities are in the linear range of the cell viability assay. Too few cells may fall below the limit of detection, and too many cells may saturate the OD. Perform an initial experiment to check the best linear range for your cell type and experimental set-up. You may need to vary the cell density assay incubation time. The kit protocols provide general guidelines and may need to be optimized for your experimental system.

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Resazurin is reduced by cells to the fluorescent product resorufin. Resorufin can be reduced further to a non-fluorescent compound. Therefore the densest wells may have lowest fluorescence due to over-reduction of the substrate. Please see the product information sheet for more details. The kit protocol provides general guidelines and may need to be optimized empirically for your experimental system. You may need to vary cell density or assay incubation time to ensure that your samples fall in the linear range of the kit.

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