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Indo 1-AM

Item # Unit Size
1 mg

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Chemical Name: 1-[2-Amino-5-(6-carboxy-2-indolyl)phenoxy]-2-(2-amino-5-methylphenoxy)ethane-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid, pentaacetoxymethyl ester
CAS: 112926-02-0

Appearance: Greenish brown solid
≥97.0 %(HPLC)
1009.91, C47H51N3O22

Storage Condition: -20ºC, protect from light
Shipping Condition:
ambient temperature

Product Description
Indo 1 is another type of improved calcium indicator that can be used in ratiometry, including when using a flow cytometer. Two separate wavelengths in the emission spectrum, usually at 410 nm and 480 nm, are measured in the ratiometry of Indo 1. Indo 1 is reported to have better properties for localization than Fura 2 after being loaded into cells. Indo 1-AM is an acetoxymethyl ester derivative of Indo 1 that can be loaded into cells by incubation.

Hydrolysis of AM ester

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