Product nameMitochondrial Staining Kit - Orange (Ex405nm) - Cytopainter
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Sample typeAdherent cells, Suspension cells
Abcam's fluorescence imaging kits are a set of fluorescence imaging tools for labeling sub-cellular organelles such as membranes, lysosomes, mitochondria, nuclei, etc. The selective labeling of live cell compartments provides a powerful method for studying cellular events in a spatial and temporal context.
ab138897 is designed to label mitochondria of live cells in orange fluorescence of large Stokes Shift at Ex/Em = 405/550 nm. The kit uses a proprietary dye that selectively accumulates in mitochondria probably via the mitochondrial membrane potential gradient. The mitochondrial indicator, a hydrophobic compound, easily permeates intact live cells and trapped in mitochondria after it gets into cells. This fluorescent mitochondrial indicator is retained in mitochondria for a long time since it carries a cell-retaining group. This key feature significantly increases the staining efficiency. The mitochondrial stain used in the kit is quite photostable, making the fluorescence quite robust. The kit provides all the essential components with an optimized cell-labeling protocol. It is suitable for proliferating and non-proliferating cells.
Mitochondria are membrane-enclosed organelles found in most eukaryotic cells. Mitochondria are sometimes described as “cellular power plants” because they generate most of the cellular supply of ATP. In addition to supplying cellular energy, mitochondria are involved in a range of other processes, such as signaling, cellular differentiation, cell death, as well as the control of the cell cycle and cell growth. Mitochondria have been implicated in several human diseases, including mitochondrial disorders and cardiac dysfunction, and may play a role in the aging process. Although most of a cellular DNA is contained in the cell nucleus, the mitochondrion has its own independent genome.
ab138897 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.