Hoechst 33258 nucleic acid stain is a popular nuclear counterstain that emits blue fluorescence when bound to dsDNA. Its uses are similar to Hoechst 33342 (H-1399) for counterstaining, apoptosis and cell cycle studies, but Hoechst 33258 is reportedly less cell-permeant. This dye is also available in solution (H-3569).
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