PUREBLU™ DAPI

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PUREBLU™ DAPI

Product Type
Accessory Reagent
Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
1351303
Datasheet
F IF
SDS
250 µg

DAPI is a cell permeable fluorescent compound (MW 350.3) that is able to stain the DNA of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells by binding with high affinity to the minor groove of AT-rich DNA sequences. When DAPI is bound to DNA and excited by an ultraviolet light source, blue fluorescent emission can be detected with maximum emission at at 461 nm. PureBlu DAPI has a characteristic Stokes shift of approximately 100 nm, which makes this dye an optimal choice when good spectral separation is desired. PureBlu DAPI is compatible with fixed and unfixed cells.

Product Details

Reconstitution
Reconstitute one vial of lyophilized PureBlu DAPI Dye with 500 μl of de-ionized water, then vortex briefly to make a 100x stock solution.
Reagents in the Kit
5 vials, 50 μg each, DAPI nuclear staining dye powder

Storage Information

Storage
Prior to reconstitution store at - 20oC
After reconstitution store at +4oC or at -20oC if preferred
This product is photosensitive and should be protected from light. PureBlu™ DAPI Dye is stable for 12 months from date of reconstitution if stored at - 20oC or 6 months at 2-8oC.
Guarantee
Guaranteed until date of expiry. Please see product label.

More Information

Acknowledgements
Triton is a trademark of Dow Chemical Company
Regulatory
For research purposes only

Applications of PUREBLU™ DAPI

This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
Flow Cytometry 1/100
Immunofluorescence 1/100
Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.
Instructions For Use
Note: The optimal concentration for different cell types should be determined empirically.

Staining Procedure - Flow Cytometry Cell Viability

1. Grow cells of interest under conditions specific for the cell type. Harvest cells and obtain a single cell suspension.

2. Check cell numbers and viability using trypan blue.

3. Resuspend cells at 2 x 106 cells/ml in 0.5ml Staining Buffer (BUF073) or 1x PBS.

4. Add 5μl of 100x PureBlu DAPI Dye stock solution to 0.5ml cells.

5. Stain at room temperature for 15 min in the dark.

6. Optional: Rinse cells with Staining Buffer (BUF073) or 1x PBS.

7. Proceed with analysis by flow cytometry. When bound to double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) PureBlu DAPI Dye can be excited with either a 355 nm or a 405 nm laser, with optimum emission at 461nm.


Staining Procedure - Flow Cytometry Cell DNA Content

1. Grow cells of interest under conditions specific for the cell type. Harvest cells and obtain a single cell suspension.

2. Check cell numbers and viability using trypan blue.

3. Wash cells in Staining Buffer (BUF073) or 1x PBS.

4. Fix in ice cold 70% ethanol for 2 hr at 4°C.

5. Wash cells in Staining Buffer (BUF073) or 1x PBS.

6. Stain cells with 5μl of PureBlu DAPI Dye stock solution to 0.5 ml cells at a concentration of 2 x 106 cells/ml in cell staining buffer containing 0.1% Triton X-100.

Note: Optimal concentrations of cells and PureBlu DAPI may vary depending on cell type and should be determined through careful titration prior to final experimental analysis.

7. Stain at room temperature for 30 min in the dark.

8. Optional: Rinse cells with Staining Buffer (BUF073) or 1x PBS.

9. Proceed with analysis by flow cytometry. When bound to double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) PureBlu DAPI Dye can be excited with either a 355 nm or a 405 nm laser, with optimum emission at 461nm.


Staining Procedure - Cell Nuclear Visualization in Microscopy and Cell Imaging

1. Grow cells of interest under conditions specific for the cell type.

2. Rinse cells with 1x PBS.

3. Optional: Rinse cells with 1x PBS and permeabilize them with 1x PBST (0.1% Triton X-100 in 1x PBS) at room temperature for 5 min.

5. Rinse cells with 1x PBS.

6. Stain with 1x staining solution (diluted with PBS) at room temperature for 15 min.

7. Rinse cells with 1x PBS.

8. Optional: Remove PBS and mount cells in antifade mounting media.

9. Image cells.

Useful Reagents Available

Description Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
Staining Buffer BUF073 F 500 ml

Product Specific References

References for PUREBLU™ DAPI

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