Product nameEthidium bromide, fluorescent dye for DNA/RNA staining
DescriptionIntercalating fluorescent dye reagent for DNA/RNA staining
- 3,8-Diamino-5-ethyl-6-phenylphenanthridinium bromide
- Homidium bromide
Intercalates double-stranded DNA and RNA. Bound Ethidium bromide fluoresces very strongly compared to free Ethidium bromide. Commonly used reagent for use in gel staining and other staining purposes. Acts as a frameshift mutagen and is a DNA polymerase inhibitor because of its ability to bind to DNA.
Chemical name5-Ethyl-6-phenylphenanthridin-5-ium-3,8-diamine bromide
Storage instructionsStore at +4°C. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSupplied in water (1 mg/ml)
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
Toxic, refer to SDS for further information
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- Pathways and Processes
- Metabolic signaling pathways
- Nucleotide metabolism
- Molecular processes
- Mitochondrial transcription
To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab141391 has been referenced in 1 publication.
- Yin X et al. Roles of astrocytic connexin-43, hemichannels, and gap junctions in oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion injury induced neuroinflammation and the possible regulatory mechanisms of salvianolic acid B and carbenoxolone. J Neuroinflammation 15:97 (2018). PubMed: 29587860