Overview

  • Product name

    Congo Red, Amyloid fibril-binding dye
  • Description

    Amyloid fibril-binding dye. Caspase inhibitor.
  • Biological description

    Amyloid fibril-binding dye. Caspase inhibitor. Red shifts on aggregation and binding to amyloid fibrils. Blue shifts on binding to cellulose. Shows apple green birefringence under polarized light in the presence of amyloid fibrils. Inhibits Fib-beta A neurotoxicity.

  • Purity

    > 98%
  • CAS Number

    573-58-0
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Zhang D  et al. The detection of ß-amyloid plaques in an Alzheimer's disease rat model with DDNP-SPIO. Clin Radiol 70:74-80 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 25459675) »
  • Ueno H  et al. Comparison between the aggregation of human and rodent amyloid ß-proteins in GM1 ganglioside clusters. Biochemistry 53:7523-30 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25399921) »
  • Howie AJ  et al. Physical basis of colors seen in Congo red-stained amyloid in polarized light. Lab Invest 88:232-42 (2008). Read more (PubMed: 18166974) »

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