Product nameMitochondrial Staining Reagent - Blue - Cytopainter
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Sample typeAdherent cells, Suspension cells
Species reactivityReacts with: Other species, Mammals
Mitochondrial Staining Reagent - Blue | Cytopainter (ab219940) is one of a series of fluorogenic probes to label mitochondria of live cells. The MitoBlue Indicator selectively accumulates in mitochondria in live cells and can be easily detected at Ex/Em = 350/490 nm (DAPI-filter compatible). The mitochondrial indicator is a hydrophobic compound that easily permeates intact live cells and becomes trapped in mitochondria, where it can be retained in mitochondria for a long time thanks to its cell-retaining group.
Cells stained with MitoBlue Indicator can be further fixed in aldehyde for use in multi-color or long-term staining experiments.
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.
ab219940 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.