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Propidium Iodide - 1.0 mg/mL Solution in Water

Catalog number: P3566
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Invitrogen™

Propidium Iodide - 1.0 mg/mL Solution in Water

Catalog number: P3566
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Catalog Number
P3566
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10 mL
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Propidium iodide (PI) is a popular red-fluorescent nuclear and chromosome counterstain. Since propidium iodide is not permeant to live cells, it is also commonly used to detect dead cells in a population.

PI binds to DNA by intercalating between the bases with little or no sequence preference. In aqueous solution, the dye has excitation/emission maxima of 493/636 nm. Once the dye is bound, its fluorescence is enhanced 20- to 30-fold, the fluorescence excitation maximum is shifted ∼30–40 nm to the red and the fluorescence emission maximum is shifted ∼15 nm to the blue, resulting in an excitation maximum at 535 nm and fluorescence emission maximum at 617 nm.

PI is widely used in fluorescence microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, flow cytometry, and fluorometry.

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Specifications

Detection Method
Fluorescent
For Use With (Application)
Viability Assay
For Use With (Equipment)
Fluorescence Microscope, Flow Cytometer
Product Type
Propidium Iodide
Dye Type
propidium iodide
Emission
533⁄617
Form
Solution
Shipping Condition
Room Temperature
Sub Cellular Localization
Cytoplasm & Cytosol

Contents & Storage

Contains 1 bottle of propidium iodide(1.0 mg/mL solution in water).
Store in refrigerator (2–8°C) and protect from light.

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