MemGlow NR12A is a solvatochromic photostable plasma membrane-targeting dye. Upon binding with a plasma membrane in a predominant liquid ordered (LO) phase NR12A exhibits a 45-50 nm wavelength shift relative to liquid disordered (Ld) phase enabling investigators to examine the nanoscale distribution of local chemical polarity in plasma membranes. NR12A can also be used to label the plasma membrane for conventional fluorescence microscopy imaging.
NR12A Membrane Polarity Probe Product Functions (MG07)
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** 4 nmol of MemGlow will produce a 20µM stock solution when reconstituted with 200 µl of anhydrous DMSO
Figure 3. A) A 3D stacked image of KB cells stained with 20 nM NR12A (false colored orange). B) Widefield fluorescent imaging of live HeLa S1 cells labeled with 10 nM NR12A. HeLa S1 cells were imaged with a TRITC filter set, neutral density filter, a digital CCD camera, and 100x oil objective (false colored red).
Figure 1. Diagram of NR12A’s lipid order-dependent emission.
Figure 2. Absorbance and excitation spectra of MemGlow NR12A diluted in DMSO to 4.8 µM. Absorbance peak detected at 555 nm with peak emission at 637 nm.
The absorption max of NR12A is 554 nm, with an emission spectra of 635 nm, an extinction coefficient of 45,000 M-1.cm-1 , and can be visualized using a Cy 3.5 filter set or other suitable filter sets. NR12A is supplied as a lyophilized pellet. NR12A is a lipid binding dye and appropriate PPE should be worn at all times. Dispose of NR12A according to local regulations and policies.
Storage and Reconstitution
The lyophilized product is stable at 4°C (<10% humidity) for 6 months and should be protected from light. To reconstitute, briefly centrifuge to collect the product at the bottom of the tube. NR12A should be reconstituted with 200 µl of anhydrous DMSO to create a 20 µM stock solution for cell imaging. After reconstitution the solution should be stored at -20°C where it is stable for 3 months. Once reconstituted, allow product to warm to room temperature before opening tube.
Important Technical Notes
Note. Optimal conditions for efficient labeling should be determined for each cell line and application.
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