Calcein AM

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Description: Cell permeable compound; hydrolyzed to become fluorescent in living cells
Chemical Name: N,N'-[[3',6'-Bis(acetyloxy)-oxospiro[isobenzofuran-1-(3H),9'-(9H)xanthene]-4',5'-diyl]bis(methylene)]bis[N-[2-(acetyloxy)methoxy]-2-oxoethyl]glycine 1,1'-bis[(acetyloxy)methyl] ester
Purity: ≥90% (HPLC)
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Citations (5)
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Biological Activity for Calcein AM

Calcein AM is a cell permeable, non-fluorescent compound for monitoring cell viability, chemotaxis, cell adhesion and multidrug resistance; hydrolyzed by intracellular esterases to become fluorescent calcein in living cells.

It is recommended to prepare stock solutions of Calcein AM in DMSO.

Optical Data for Calcein AM

Calcein AM Dye Spectra
Emission Color Green
λabs 495 nm
λem 515 nm
Cell Permeable Yes
Application Flow Cytometry, Fluorescent Microscopy

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Technical Data for Calcein AM

M. Wt 994.86
Formula C46H46N2O23
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥90% (HPLC)
CAS Number 890090-35-4
PubChem ID 4126474
InChI Key XKFSBWQWNMZWFA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Smiles O=C(C)OC3=C(CN(CC(OCOC(C)=O)=O)CC(OCOC(C)=O)=O)C2=C(C=C3)C(C(C=CC=C5)=C5C(O4)=O)4C1=CC=C(OC(C)=O)C(CN(CC(OCOC(C)=O)=O)CC(OCOC(C)=O)=O)=C1O2

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References for Calcein AM

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Bakos et al (1996) Membrane topology and glycosylation of the human multidrug resistance-associated protein. J.Biol.Chem. 271 12322 PMID: 8647833

Lazarowski et al (1997) Direct demonstration of mechanically induced release of cellular UTP and its implication for uridine nucleotide receptor activation. J.Biol.Chem. 272 24328 PMID: 9305892

Kuehn et al (2011) Prostaglandin E2 activates and utilizes mTORC2 as a central signaling locus for the regulation of mast cell chemotaxis and mediator release. J.Biol.Chem. 286 391 PMID: 20980255

De Gendt et al (1996) The use of calcein acetomethylester (AM)-labelled polymorphonuclear cells in a polycarbonate filter chemotaxis assay. Clin.Chim.Acta. 249 189 PMID: 8737602


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5 Citations for Calcein AM

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Calcein AM include:

Zhang et al (2018) CD90 determined two subpopulations of glioma-associated mesenchymal stem cells with different roles in tumour progression. Cell Death Dis 9 1101 PMID: 30368520

Yannick D et al (2022) Protocol for serial organoid formation assay using primary colorectal cancer tissues to evaluate cancer stem cell activity. STAR Protoc 3 101218 PMID: 35265864

Jiahn-Chun et al (2020) Interleukin-1β Enhances Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell Adhesion Ability on Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells via LFA-1/ICAM-1 Interaction. Stem Cells Int 2019 7267142 PMID: 31949440

Walsh et al (2018) Loss of the mitochondrial kinase PINK1 does not alter platelet function. Sci Rep 8 14377 PMID: 30258205


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cell viability assay.
By Karthik krishnamurthy on 10/24/2018
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: motor neurons

For analyzing cellular toxicity in neurons

Neurons were treated with 50 uM glutamate for 1 hour. To assess the neuronal viability, neurons were incubated with calcein-AM (2 uM), and ethidium homodimer (4 uM) in HEPES buffer for 45-60 min at 37 degrees, rinsed with HEPES 4-5 times and examined under an epifluorescence microscope. This assay clearly distinguished live cells stained positive for calcein (green) from the dead cells stained positive for ethidium homodimer (red).

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