|Synonyms||Indo-1-(acetoxymethyl) ester; 4-(6-Carboxy-2-indolyl)-4'-methyl-2,2'-(ethylenedioxy)dianiline-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid tetrakis(acetoxymethyl) ester|
|Purity Chemicals||≥90% (HPLC)|
|Solubility||Soluble in DMSO or methanol.|
|Declaration||Manufactured by Chemodex.|
|Other Product Data||
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|Shipping and Handling|
|Short Term Storage||-20°C|
|Long Term Storage||-20°C|
Keep cool and dry.
Protect from light and moisture.
|Use/Stability||Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20°C.|
|Product Specification Sheet|
INDO 1-AM is a popular non-invasive UV-excitable calcium indicator. It is the cell-permeable ester derivative of INDO 1. After crossing the cell membrane, INDO 1-AM is rapidly hydrolyzed by cytoplasmic esterases to produce the ratiometric fluorescent calcium indicator INDO 1, which remains trapped within the cell. INDO 1/AM has been used to selectively monitor Ca2+ levels in mitochondria and in the cytosol. INDO 1 is ideal for analyses using flow cytometry, as it uses a single excitation source (usually the 351-364nm spectral lines of the argon-ion laser). In contrast to FURA 1, INDO 1 has a dual emission peak. The emission of INDO 1 shifts to 400nm (when bound to Ca2+) from 480nm in Ca2+-free environments. INDO 1 is prone to photobleaching, which limits its usefulness in methods involving microscopy. Calcium measurement is critical for numerous biological investigations. Fluorescent probes that show spectral responses upon binding Ca2+ have enabled researchers to investigate changes in intracellular free Ca2+ concentrations by using fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, fluorescence spectroscopy and fluorescence microplate readers. Spectral Data: λex 330nm; λem 450nm (with Calcium), λex 356nm; λem 478nm in methanol.
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