SYTOX™ Green Dead Cell Stain, for flow cytometry

Catalog number:  S34860

Related applications:

Cell Viability, Proliferation & Function

| Flow Cytometry

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SYTOX™ Green Dead Cell Stain is a bright, easy-to-use nucleic acid stain for distinguishing dead from live cells in flow cytometry assays. It is excitable at 488 nm with an emission profile similar to FITC, and has been tested in an assortment of cell types.

View a selection guide for all nonfixable viability dyes for flow cytometry.

You get these advantages with SYTOX™ Green Dead Cell Stain:
•  Bright Signal—Easily distinguishes dead cells from live cells.
•  Rapid Staining—Single step, No Wash Assay to assess viability of unfixed cells.
•  Validation—in Jurkat, ReH, CHO, Kg1a, 3T3, HeLa, HEK (primary cells), and lysed whole blood.
•  Optimization—Dye concentration has been optimized for use in flow cytometry.
•  Versatility—Tested in a variety of experimental applications.

A bright stain in an easy to use, no wash assay
SYTOX™ Green Dead Cell Stain is a cell-impermeant nucleic acid stain. By flow cytometry, dead cells can be easily distinguished from live cells by the increased fluorescent signal due to dsDNA binding of SYTOX™ Green (Fig 1). Because it is non-fluorescent in aqueous media, SYTOX™ Green Dead Cell Stain can be applied to cells and visualized with minimal background staining and without an additional wash step.

Validated in flow cytometry
SYTOX™ Green is designed for flow cytometry using the 488 nm blue laser with emission in the 530/30 BP filter (similar to FITC and GFP). The dye concentration has been optimized for samples with concentrations ranging from 1x104 to 1x106 cells per ml.

SYTOX™ Green Cell Stain has been validated in several cell types including:
•  Jurkat
•  ReH
•  CHO
•  Kg1a
•  3T3
•  HeLa
•  HEK (primary cells)
•  Lysed whole blood

SYTOX™ Green Dead Cell Stain has been tested in several applications including:
•  Apoptosis (Fig 2)
•  Cell cycle
•  Cell proliferation
•  Immunophenotyping assays

Part of the SYTOX™ family of cell viability stains
SYTOX™ Dead Cell Stains come in an assortment of excitation/emission characteristics and have been incorporated into a number of assays for apoptosis, cell viability, and metabolism.
•  SYTOX™ Blue Dead Cell Stain (S34857): For the 405 nm violet laser.
•  SYTOX™ AADvanced™ Dead Cell Stain (S10274, S10309): For the 488 nm laser with red emission.
•  SYTOX™ Red Dead Cell Stain (S34854): For the 633/5 nm red laser.
•  SYTOX™ Orange Dead Cell Stain (S34861): For the 532 nm green laser.
•  SYTOX™ Dead Cell Stain Sampler Kit (S34862).

Related Link
•  Learn about all SYTOX™ Products.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Physical Form: Solution
Format: Tube(s)
Shipping Condition: Room Temperature
Product Line: SYTOX®
Detection Method: Fluorescent
Excitation/Emission: 504⁄523
Flow Cytometer Laser Lines: 488
Label or Dye: SYTOX™ Green
No. of Tests: 1,000

Contents & storage

Contains 1 vial of SYTOX® green dead cell stain (30 µM solution in DMSO).

Store in freezer (-5 to -30°C), and protect from light.