Annexin V-EGFP Apoptosis Detection Kit (ab14153)


  • Product nameAnnexin V-EGFP Apoptosis Detection KitSee all Annexin V kits ...
  • Tests
    100 x 1 assay
  • Sample type
    Adherent cells, Suspension cells
  • Assay typeDirect
  • Assay time
    0h 10m
  • Product overview

    The Annexin V-EGFP Apoptosis Detection Kit is based on the observation that soon after initiating apoptosis, most cell types translocate the membrane phospholipid phosphatidylserine (PS) from the inner face of the plasma membrane to the cell surface. Once on the cell surface, PS can be easily detected by staining with an enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) fusion of annexin V, a protein that has a strong natural affinity for PS. The one-step staining procedure takes only 10 minutes. In addition, the assay can be directly performed on live cells. Detection can be analyzed by flow cytometry or by fluorescence microscopy with a FITC filter. EGFP is brighter and more photo-stable than other fluorescent reagents. The kit can differentiate apoptosis vs necrosis when performing both annexin V-EGFP and PI staining.
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  • Tested applicationsFluorescence Microscopy, Flow Cyt more details


  • FunctionThis protein is an anticoagulant protein that acts as an indirect inhibitor of the thromboplastin-specific complex, which is involved in the blood coagulation cascade.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the annexin family.
    Contains 4 annexin repeats.
  • DomainA pair of annexin repeats may form one binding site for calcium and phospholipid.
  • Target information above from: UniProt accession P08758 The UniProt Consortium
    The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) in 2010
    Nucleic Acids Res. 38:D142-D148 (2010) .

    Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • Anchorin CII
    • Annexin 5
    • Annexin A5
    • Annexin V
    • Annexin-5
    • Annexin5
    • AnnexinA5
    • AnnexinV
    • ANX 5
    • ANX A5
    • ANX5
    • ANXA5
    • Calphobindin I
    • CBP I
    • CBP-I
    • Endonexin II
    • ENX 2
    • ENX2
    • Lipocortin V
    • PAP I
    • PAP-I
    • Placental anticoagulant protein 4
    • Placental anticoagulant protein I
    • PP 4
    • Pp4
    • RPRGL3
    • Thromboplastin inhibitor
    • VAC alpha
    • VAC-alpha
    • Vascular anticoagulant alpha
    • Vascular anticoagulant-alpha
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Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab14153 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Notes
Fluorescence Microscopy Use at an assay dependent concentration.
Flow Cyt Use at an assay dependent dilution.


References for Annexin V-EGFP Apoptosis Detection Kit (ab14153)

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