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New Fluorogenic Membrane Probes from the MEMBRIGHT Family


The plasma membrane of live KB cells was labeled with 20 nM of MemGlow™  488, MemGlow™ 560, and MemGlow™ 640. Scale bar represents 15 µm.  Images provided courtesy of Dr. Mayeul Collot, CNRS, France.

Cytoskeleton is proud to announce its agreement with Dr. Andrey Klymchenko and Dr. Mayeul Collot of CNRS, France, to distribute the new fluorogenic membrane probes called MemGlow™. The MemGlow probes are used to visualize the cellular plasma membrane in exquisite detail. MemGlow™ is a tradename under the broader family of probes called MemBright™ family. They all have high photostability, and exhibit excellent fluorescent quantum yields, and some of them are super-resolution compatible (Cat. # MG03-02 and MG05-02 coming soon). MEMBRIGHT™ is a trademark of CNRS, France.  

Characteristics of MemGlow Probes

                        Fluorogenic = low background and no washing required.

                        Multiple Fluorophore Options (e.g., far-red, orange, red, and green)

                        Sensitive and Photostable

                        Specific for plasmamembrane over lysosomes and endosomes.

                        Easy protocol:  just dilute and apply to cells.

                        Long lifetime: multi-day experiments are feasible.

                        No Cytotoxicity: cells not affected, long experimental times are possible.


Excitation and Emission (nm)


MemGlow 488 (link)



MemGlow 560 (link)



MemGlow 640  (link)



Click here for more information about the New MemGlow Probes

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