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CyQUANT™ Cell Proliferation Assay, for cells in culture Invitrogen™

The CyQUANT® Cell Proliferation Assay is a highly sensitive fluorescence-based method for quantifying cells and assessing cell proliferation and cytotoxicity. For cell proliferation assays that are more compatible with high throughput screening, see our CyQUANT® NF Cell Proliferation Assay or our CyQUANT® Direct Assay.

With the CyQUANT® Cell Proliferation Assay, you can:

• Measure DNA content to directly quantify 50 to 50,000 cells per well without relying on metabolic activity
• Quickly compare multiple samples in a simple plate-based assay format
• Freeze and store time course samples for later analysis

Measure DNA content directly
The main component of the CyQUANT® Cell Proliferation Assay is CyQUANT® GR, a proprietary dye that exhibits strong fluorescence enhancement when bound to nucleic acids. With this dye, you can measure a sample's DNA content and compare it to standards, directly quantifying the entire cell population within a broad linear detection range. This method offers improved accuracy over metabolically based cell proliferation or cytotoxicity assays that can be influenced by cell changes that are unrelated to cell number.

Quickly compare multiple samples
The CyQUANT® Cell Proliferation Assay requires minimal hands-on time. Simply remove the culture media, freeze and lyse cells, then read fluorescence on a standard microplate reader with a fluorescein filter.

Store samples for later analysis
Because the cells are frozen, samples can stored for up to 4 weeks and run in batches, allowing the direct comparison of samples taken at different time points.

Kit components
The kit includes CyQUANT® GR dye and cell lysis buffer sufficient to perform 1,000 assays in volumes suitable for fluorescence detection in microplates. The kit also contains bacteriophage λ DNA to be used as a reference standard for assay calibration.

Hypoxia Green Reagent for Flow Cytometry

Hypoxia Green Reagent for Flow Cytometry is an antibody-independent reagent used to detect low levels of oxygen levels in live cells. The membrane-permeant probe releases rhodamine as oxygen levels decrease, resulting in a fluorogenic response. Hypoxia is a characteristic of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease and tumor-mediated immunosuppression and is critical to tumor survival and growth.

• Sensitive, fixed, end-point assay
• Detects decreases in oxygen in live cells
• Fluorogenic, non-antibody based probe

Click-iT™ EdU Alexa Fluor™ 647 HCS Assay Invitrogen™

The Click-iT® EdU Alexa Fluor® 647 HCS Assay is a superior alternative to traditional proliferation assays that is optimized for high-content imaging applications. In this assay the modified thymidine analogue EdU is efficiently incorporated into newly synthesized DNA and fluorescently labeled with a bright, photostable Alexa Fluor® dye in a fast, highly-specific click reaction. This fluorescent labeling of proliferating cells is accurate and compatible with antibody methods due to the mild click protocol.

• Simple—works the first time, every time, in less time
• Efficient—no denaturation steps or harsh treatment required
• Content-rich results—better preservation of cell morphology, antigen structure, and DNA integrity
• Consistent—not dependent on variable antibody lots for detection

The most accurate proliferation-detection methods are based on the incorporation and measurement of nucleoside analogues in newly synthesized DNA, with bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) a commonly used analogue. BrdU-labeled DNA is quantitated using anti-BrdU antibodies following DNA denaturation by harsh methods (HCl, heat, or enzymes) to expose the BrdU molecules. This step is time consuming and difficult to perform consistently. The harsh treatment can also adversely effect sample integrity and quality, which makes co-staining with other antibodies challenging.

Superior Proliferation Methodology
The Click-iT® EdU Alexa Fluor® 647 HCS Assay provides a superior alternative to BrdU assays for measuring cell proliferation. EdU (5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine) is a nucleoside analog of thymidine and is incorporated into DNA during active DNA synthesis. With Click-iT® EdU, mild fixation and detergent permeabilization is sufficient for the small molecule-based Click-iT® EdU detection reagent to gain access to the DNA. As a consequence, the Click-iT® EdU HCS assay is not only easy to use, but more accurate and compatible with cell cycle analysis and other intracellular or extracellular targets for truly content-rich results.

The kit is optimized for high-content imaging applications; visit the Click-iT® technology area of our website for kits designed for fluorescence microscopy, microplate, or flow cytometry platforms.

Learn more about Click-iT® technology

Notes:
The Click-iT® assay can be used on cells in culture or in vivo following administration of EdU by feeding or injection methods.
The Click-iT® assay can be used with BrdU in dual pulse experiments by using the ant-BrdU (clone MoBu-1) antibody, which does not cross react with EdU.
The Click-iT® technology is compatible with immunohistochemical, immunocytochemical, and fluorescent dyes that are fixation tolerant or designed for fixed-cell labeling.

Vybrant™ Cell Metabolic Assay Kit, with C12-resazurin Invitrogen™

In the Vybrant® Cell Metabolic Assay Kit, nonfluorescent C12-resazurin is reduced to fluorescent C12-resorufin by viable cells; the resulting signal is proportional to the number of cells present. C12-resazurin has better cellular retention than alamarBlue® dye and can be multiplexed with viability indicators and other biomarkers

Vybrant™ FAM Caspase-3 and -7 Assay Kit, for flow cytometry Invitrogen™

The Vybrant™ FAM Caspase-3 and -7 Assay Kit employs a novel approach to detect active caspases that is based on a fluorescent inhibitor of caspases (FLICA™) methodology, essentially an affinity label. The reagent associates a fluoromethyl ketone (FMK) moiety, which can react covalently with a cysteine, with a caspase-specific amine acid sequence. For caspase-3 and -7, this recognition sequence is aspartic acid-glutamic acid-valine-aspartic acid (DEVD). A fluorescein group is attached as a reporter. The FLICA reagent is thought to interact with the enzymatic reactive center of an activated caspase via the recognition sequence, and then to attach covalently through the FMK moiety. The FLICA inhibitor is cell permeant and noncytotoxic. Unbound FLICA molecules diffuse out of the cell and are washed away; the remaining green-fluorescent signal is a direct measure of the amount of active caspase that was present at the time the inhibitor was added. This kit includes the FLICA reagent specific for caspase-3 and -7, Hoechst 33342 stain, and propidium iodide stain, which allows the simultaneous evaluation of caspase activation, membrane permeability, and cell cycle by flow cytometry.

View a selection guide for all apoptosis assays for flow cytometry.

Click-iT™ EdU Alexa Fluor™ 488 HCS Assay Invitrogen™

The Click-iT® EdU Alexa Fluor® 488 HCS Assay is a superior alternative to traditional proliferation assays that is optimized for high-content imaging applications. In this assay the modified thymidine analogue EdU is efficiently incorporated into newly synthesized DNA and fluorescently labeled with a bright, photostable Alexa Fluor® dye in a fast, highly-specific click reaction. This fluorescent labeling of proliferating cells is accurate and compatible with antibody methods due to the mild click protocol.

The Click-iT® EdU Alexa Fluor® 488 HCS Assay is:

• Simple—works the first time, every time, in less time
• Efficient—no denaturation steps or harsh treatment required
• Gentle on samples—better preservation of cell morphology, antigen structure, and DNA integrity
• Consistent—not dependent on variable antibody lots for detection

The most accurate proliferation-detection methods are based on the incorporation and measurement of nucleoside analogues in newly synthesized DNA, with bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) a commonly used analogue. BrdU-labeled DNA is quantitated using anti-BrdU antibodies following DNA denaturation by harsh methods (HCl, heat, or enzymes) to expose the BrdU molecules. This step is time consuming and difficult to perform consistently. The harsh treatment can also adversely affect sample integrity and quality, which makes co-staining with other antibodies challenging.

Superior Proliferation Methodology
The Click-iT® EdU Alexa Fluor® 488 HCS Assay provides a superior alternative to BrdU assays for measuring cell proliferation. EdU (5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine) is a nucleoside analog of thymidine and is incorporated into DNA during active DNA synthesis. With Click-iT® EdU, mild fixation and detergent permeabilization is sufficient for the small molecule-based Click-iT® EdU detection reagent to gain access to the DNA. As a consequence, the Click-iT® EdU HCS assay is not only easy to use, but more accurate and compatible with cell cycle analysis and other intracellular or extracellular targets for truly content-rich results.

The kit is optimized for high-content imaging applications; visit the Click-iT® technology area of our website for kits designed for fluorescence microscopy, microplate, or flow cytometry platforms.

Learn more about Click-iT® technology

Notes:
The Click-iT® assay can be used on cells in culture or in vivo following administration of EdU by feeding or injection methods.
The Click-iT® assay can be used with BrdU in dual pulse experiments by using the ant-BrdU (clone MoBu-1) antibody, which does not cross react with EdU.
The Click-iT® technology is compatible with immunohistochemical, immunocytochemical, and fluorescent dyes that are fixation tolerant or designed for fixed-cell labeling.

eBioscience™ BrdU Staining Kit for Flow Cytometry APC Invitrogen™

The eBioscience BrdU Staining Kit for Flow Cytometry contains the necessary reagents and buffers for identifying and examining proliferating cells of mammalian species by flow cytometric analysis. Cycling cells are incubated with 5-bromo-2’-deoxyuridine (BrdU), a synthetic analog of thymidine which incorporates into newly synthesized genomic DNA during the S-phase of mitosis. Following DNA denaturation, the cells are stained for BrdU incorporation along with any other cell surface and/or intracellular targets of interest.

This kit is optimized to achieve brighter staining compared to traditional protocols.

Reactivity/Species
Bovine, Canine, Cow, Human, Monkey, Mouse, Non-human primate, Rat, Rhesus

Conjugate
APC

Laser
Red Laser

Emit
660 nm

Excite
633 - 647 nm

Reported Application
Intracellular Staining Followed by Flow Cytometric Analysis

eBioscience™ BrdU Kit for IHC/ICC Immunofluorescence eFluor™ 660 Invitrogen™

This BrdU Kit for immunohistochemistry (IHC)/immunocytochemistry (ICC) with immunofluorescence detection contains the necessary reagents and buffers for identifying and examining proliferating cells by immunohistochemical or immunocytochemical analysis. Cells are labeled in vitro or in vivo with 5-bromo-2’-deoxyuridine (BrdU), a synthetic analog of thymidine, which is incorporated into DNA in place of thymidine during the S-phase of the cell cycle. Following fixation and antigen retrieval steps, cells or tissue sections are stained for BrdU incorporation and visualized using a streptavidin-conjugated fluorophore. This kit has been optimized for IHC with both frozen and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded BrdU-labeled mouse intestine and ICC of BrdU-pulsed HeLa cells grown on culture slides.

Conjugate
eFluor 660

Laser
Red Laser

Emit
668 nm

Excite
633 - 647 nm

Reported Application
Immunohistochemical Staining of Formalin-Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue Sections, Immunohistochemical Staining of Frozen Tissue Sections, Immunocytochemistry, Microscopy

CyQUANT™ Cytotoxicity Assay Kit (G6PD Release Assay) Invitrogen™

In the CyQUANT Cytotoxicity Assay Kit, damaged and dying cells release glucose 6-phosphate into surrounding medium. The glucose 6-phosphate is detected by an enzymatic process that leads to the reduction of resazurin into red-fluorescent resorufin. This assay can detect as few as 500 cells and is more sensitive than LDH release assays.

Vybrant™ FAM Caspase-8 Assay Kit, for flow cytometry Invitrogen™

The Vybrant™ FAM Caspase-8 Assay Kit employs a novel approach to detect active caspases that is based on a fluorescent inhibitor of caspases (FLICA™) methodology, essentially an affinity label. The reagent associates a fluoromethyl ketone (FMK) moiety, which can react covalently with a cysteine, with a caspase-specific amine acid sequence. For caspase-8, this recognition sequence is leucine-glutamic acid-threonine-aspartic acid (LETD). A fluorescein group is attached as a reporter. The FLICA reagent is thought to interact with the enzymatic reactive center of an activated caspase via the recognition sequence, and then to attach covalently through the FMK moiety. The FLICA inhibitor is cell permeant and noncytotoxic. Unbound FLICA molecules diffuse out of the cell and are washed away; the remaining green-fluorescent signal is a direct measure of the amount of active caspase that was present at the time the inhibitor was added. This kit includes the FLICA reagent specific for caspase-8, Hoechst 33342 stain, and propidium iodide stain, which allows the simultaneous evaluation of caspase activation, membrane permeability, and cell cycle by flow cytometry.

View a selection guide for all apoptosis assays for flow cytometry.

Zymosan A (S. cerevisiae) BioParticles™, Alexa Fluor™ 594 conjugate Invitrogen™

The Molecular Probes® BioParticles® product line consists of a series of fluorescently labeled, heat- or chemically killed bacteria and yeast in a variety of sizes, shapes, and natural antigenicities. These fluorescent BioParticles® products have been employed to study phagocytosis by fluorescence microscopy, quantitative spectrofluorometry, and flow cytometry.

We offer E. coli (K-12 strain), S. aureus (Wood strain, without protein A) and zymosan (S. cerevisiae) BioParticles® conjugates covalently labeled with a variety of different fluorophores (special care has been taken to remove free dye after conjugation). Unlike the fluorescence of fluorescein-labeled BioParticles® conjugates, which is partially quenched in acidic environments, the fluorescence of the Alexa Fluor®, BODIPY® FL, tetramethylrhodamine and Texas Red® dye conjugates is uniformly intense over the pH range from 3 to 10.

BioParticles Specifications:
• Label (Ex/Em): Alexa Fluor® 594 (~590/617 nm)
• Particle: Zymosan (S. cerevisiae)
Opsonizing reagent available


Using BioParticles Products
BioParticles® conjugates are provided as lyophilized powders. There are approximately 3 x 108 E. coli or S. aureus particles per mg solid and approximately 2 x 107 zymosan particles per mg solid. BioParticles® conjugates can be reconstituted in the buffer of your choice for use in phagocytosis assays. The fluorescence of BioParticles® conjugates that are bound to the surface of the cell (but not internalized) can be quenched by ethidium bromide, trypan blue, or other quenchers. In addition to cellular applications, fluorescent BioParticles® conjugates may be effective as flow cytometry calibration references when sorting bacteria and yeast mutants. These small particles may also be useful references for light scattering studies because their sizes and shapes differ in characteristic ways.

Find More BioParticles® Products
We offer a large range of dye-labeled and unlabeled E. coli (K-12 strain), S. aureus (Wood strain, without protein A), and zymosan (S. cerevisiae) BioParticles® products. Find out about these products and their applications by reviewing Probes for Following Receptor Binding and Phagocytosis—Section 16.1 in the Molecular Probes® Handbook.

For pH-sensitive endocytosis assays, see our pHrodo™ BioParticles® conjugates.

For Research Use Only. Not for human or animal therapeutic or diagnostic use.

Click-iT™ Plus EdU Cell Proliferation Kit for Imaging, Alexa Fluor™ 594 dye Invitrogen™

Click-iT Plus EdU Cell Proliferation imaging kits have been optimized for fluorescence microscopy applications and are a superior alternative to traditional proliferation assays. In this assay the modified thymidine analogue EdU (5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine, a nucleoside analog of thymidine) is efficiently incorporated into newly synthesized DNA and fluorescently labeled with a bright, photostable Alexa Fluor® dye in a fast, highly-specific, mild click reaction.

Find more tools for image-based detection of proliferating cells >

• Simple—works the first time, every time, in less time than traditional methods
• Efficient—no denaturation steps or harsh treatment required
• Content-rich results—improved preservation of cell morphology, antigen structure, GFP fluorescent signal, and DNA integrity
• Consistent—not dependent on variable antibody lots for detection

The kit contains all of the components needed to label and detect the incorporated EdU as well as perform cell cycle analysis on samples from adherent cells. For cell cycle analysis, the kit includes a blue fluorescent Hoechst 33342 dye. The kit contains sufficient reagents for labeling 50 18x18 coverslips using 500 µL of reaction buffer per test.

Avoid the Harsh Treatments Associated with BrdU Method
Measuring changes to cell proliferation is a fundamental method for assessing cell health, determining genotoxicity, and evaluating anti-cancer drugs. The most accurate method of doing this is by directly measuring DNA synthesis. The traditional method utilizes the nucleoside analog BrdU (5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine, a nucleoside analog of thymidine), which is incorporated into newly transcribed DNA. After incorporation the samples are treated with harsh methods (HCl, heat, or enzymes) to denature the DNA and expose the BrdU molecules to detection by anti-BrdU antibodies. However, the BrdU method to measure cell proliferation is time consuming and difficult to perform consistently. The harsh treatments necessary for this method can adversely affect sample integrity, cell morphology, image quality, and the ability to multiplex.

The Click-iT® Plus EdU assay measures the rate of new DNA synthesis based on incorporation of the nucleoside analog EdU into DNA. Detection is achieved through a catalyzed 'click' reaction that is completed typically within 30 minutes. The click reaction uses bioorthogonal (biologically unique) moieties to fluorescently label proliferating cells, producing low backgrounds and high detection sensitivities. Because of the mild reaction conditions the Click-iT® Plus assays can accurately determine cell proliferation while preserving cell morphology, DNA integrity, antigen binding sites, and the fluorescent signal from GFP. Preservation of DNA integrity allows for DNA staining, including staining with dyes used for cell cycle analysis.

Staphylococcus aureus (Wood strain without protein A) BioParticles™, fluorescein conjugate Invitrogen™

The Molecular Probes® BioParticles® product line consists of a series of fluorescently labeled, heat- or chemically killed bacteria and yeast in a variety of sizes, shapes, and natural antigenicities. These fluorescent BioParticles® products have been employed to study phagocytosis by fluorescence microscopy, quantitative spectrofluorometry, and flow cytometry.

We offer E. coli (K-12 strain), S. aureus (Wood strain, without protein A) and zymosan (S. cerevisiae) BioParticles® conjugates covalently labeled with a variety of different fluorophores (special care has been taken to remove free dye after conjugation). Unlike the fluorescence of fluorescein-labeled BioParticles® conjugates, which is partially quenched in acidic environments, the fluorescence of the Alexa Fluor®, BODIPY® FL, tetramethylrhodamine and Texas Red® dye conjugates is uniformly intense over the pH range from 3 to 10.

BioParticles Specifications:
• Label (Ex/Em): Fluorescein (~494/518 nm)
• Particle: S. aureus (Wood strain, without protein A)
Opsonizing reagent available


Using BioParticles Products
BioParticles® conjugates are provided as lyophilized powders. There are approximately 3 x 108 E. coli or S. aureus particles per mg solid and approximately 2 x 107 zymosan particles per mg solid. BioParticles® conjugates can be reconstituted in the buffer of your choice for use in phagocytosis assays. The fluorescence of BioParticles® conjugates that are bound to the surface of the cell (but not internalized) can be quenched by ethidium bromide, trypan blue, or other quenchers. In addition to cellular applications, fluorescent BioParticles® conjugates may be effective as flow cytometry calibration references when sorting bacteria and yeast mutants. These small particles may also be useful references for light scattering studies because their sizes and shapes differ in characteristic ways.

Find More BioParticles® Products
We offer a large range of dye-labeled and unlabeled E. coli (K-12 strain), S. aureus (Wood strain, without protein A), and zymosan (S. cerevisiae) BioParticles® products. Find out about these products and their applications by reviewing Probes for Following Receptor Binding and Phagocytosis—Section 16.1 in the Molecular Probes® Handbook.

For pH-sensitive endocytosis assays, see our pHrodo™ BioParticles® conjugates.

For Research Use Only. Not for human or animal therapeutic or diagnostic use.

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LIVE/DEAD™ BacLight™ Bacterial Viability Kit, for microscopy & quantitative assays Invitrogen™

The LIVE/DEAD BacLight Bacterial Viability Kit *for microscopy and quantitative assays* is a convenient and easy-to-use kit for monitoring the viability of bacterial populations as a function of the membrane integrity of the cell. Cells with a compromised membrane that are considered to be dead or dying will stain red, whereas cells with an intact membrane will stain green.

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