DyLight™ 650 NHS Ester

Catalog number: 62265B

Thermo Scientific™  Related applications: Protein Labeling & Crosslinking

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Thermo Scientific DyLight 650 Amine-Reactive Dye is an NHS ester-activated derivative of high-performance DyLight 650 used to fluorescently label antibodies and other proteins that are then used as molecular probes for cellular imaging and other fluorescence detection methods.

DyLight 650 provides vibrant far-red fluorescence with comparable or improved performance over other dyes, including Alexa Fluor™ 647 and Cy5™ dye, for fluorescent applications. The high water solubility of DyLight Fluors means that a high dye-to-protein ratio can be attained without causing precipitation of the conjugates. DyLight 650 Amine-Reactive Dye is also available as part of two antibody labeling kit sizes.

Features of DyLight 650 NHS Ester:

High performance—DyLight 650 fluoresces brighter than Alexa Fluor 647 and Cy5
Specific—NHS ester-activated dye labels proteins and other molecules at primary amines (-NH2)
Optimized procedure—following the standard protocol results in antibodies with excellent dye:protein ratios and recovery rates for optimum activity and fluorescence labeling

• Primary antibody labeling for immunofluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry (IHC), Western blotting, or ELISA assay
• Target protein labeling for in vitro and in vivo fluorescent detection strategies

DyLight 650 Amine-Reactive Dye is activated with an N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) ester moiety to react with exposed N-terminal α-amino groups or the ε-amino groups of lysine residues to form stable amide bonds. Learn more about NHS ester chemistry.

Typical labeling reactions require the dye to first be dissolved in anhydrous dimethyl formamide (DMF) or another suitable organic solvent before adding a specific molar amount of dye to an amine-free buffer containing the protein to be labeled. However, the high solubility of DyLight Fluors permits protein solutions to be added directly to specific amounts of the labeling reagent. This feature allows DyLight 650 Amine-Reactive Dye to be provided in multiple formats with flexible protocols to achieve efficient degrees of labeling.

We also offer Standard and Microscale DyLight 650 Antibody Labeling Kits for fast and efficient fluorescent labeling of antibodies for use in fluorescence methods. The standard size kit contains all necessary components to perform three separate labeling reactions using 1 mg of IgG or similar quantities of other proteins. The microscale kit contains all of the necessary components to perform five separate labeling reactions using 100 µg of IgG. Both kit sizes include the Amine-Reactive DyLight 650 NHS-ester in convenient single-use vials as well as purification resin and spin columns for the preparation of ready-to-use conjugate.

Related Products
DyLight™ 650 Antibody Labeling Kit
DyLight™ 650 Microscale Antibody Labeling Kit
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Label or Dye: DyLight™ 650
Chemical Reactivity: Amine
Solubility: DMF (Dimethylformamide)
Product Size: Custom
Excitation⁄Emission (nm): 652⁄672

Contents & storage

Store desiccated at -20°C.


Manuals & protocols