MB 488 Picolyl Azide

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1208-1
1 mg
$149.00
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5 mg
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25 mg
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MB™ 488 Azide is an advanced fluorescent probe that incorporates a copper-chelating motif to raise the effective concentration of Cu(I) at the reaction site to boost the efficiency of the CuAAC reaction, resulting in a faster and more biocompatible CuAAC labeling. Up to 40-fold increase of signal intensity, compared to conventional azides, was reported (see Selected References).

Abs/Em Maxima
501/524 nm
Extinction Coefficient
75,000
Flow Cytometry Laser Line
488 nm
Microscopy Laser Line
488 nm
Spectrally Similar Dyes
FAM, Alexa Fluor® 488, Atto™ 488, CF™ 488A dyes, DyLight™488
Molecular weight
857.84
CAS
N/A
Solubility
Water, DMSO
Purity
>90% (HPLC)
Appearance
Red to orange solid
Storage conditions
-20°C. Desiccate
Shipping conditions
Ambient temperature

MB™ 488 Azide is an advanced fluorescent probe that incorporates a copper-chelating motif to raise the effective concentration of Cu(I) at the reaction site to boost the efficiency of the CuAAC reaction, resulting in a faster and more biocompatible CuAAC labeling. Up to 40-fold increase of signal intensity, compared to conventional azides, was reported (see Selected References).

In addition, the use picolyl azides instead of conventional azides allows for at least a tenfold reduction in the concentration of the copper catalyst without sacrificing the efficiency of labeling, significantly improving biocompatibility of CuAAC labeling protocol.

In summary, the introduction of a copper-chelating motif into azide probe leads to a substantial increase in the sensitivity and reduced cell toxicity of CuAAC detection alkyne-tagged biomolecules. This will be of special value for the detection of low abundance targets or living system imaging.

MB™ 488 Azide is a bright, green fluorescent probe with excitation ideally suited for the 488 nm laser line. MB™ 488 is a photostable and pH-insensitive fluorescent dye that can be used in place of Fluorescein, Alexa Fluor 488®, DyLight 488® and other dyes excitable at a wavelength of 488 nm.

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1. Jiang, H., et al. (2014). Monitoring Dynamic Glycosylation in Vivo Using Supersensitive Click Chemistry. Bioconjugate Chem.,, 25, 698-706. [PubMed]

2. Uttamapinant, C., et al. (2012). Fast, Cell-Compatible Click Chemistry with Copper-Chelating Azides for Biomolecular Labeling. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed,., 51, 5852-56. [PubMed]

3. Gaebler, A.,et al. (2016). A highly sensitive protocol for microscopy of alkyne lipids and fluorescently tagged or immunostained proteins. J. Lipid. Res., 57, 1934-47. [PubMed]

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