Key features and details
- Fluorescent beta-galactosidase substrate.
- CAS Number: 6160-78-7
- Purity: > 98%
- Form / State: Solid
- Source: Synthetic
Product nameMU-Gal, Fluorescent beta-galactosidase substrate
DescriptionFluorescent beta-galactosidase substrate.
- 4MU beta-D-galactopyranoside
Fluorescent substrate for detecting β-galactosidase in cell extracts and purified enzyme preparations using a fluorescence microplate reader or fluorometer. This substrate yields a water-soluble blue fluorescent coumarin fluorophore upon cleavage.
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
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.
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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.
ab146356 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.