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Upgrade your current Odyssey or Pearl Imager software and all the benefits of this new, improved Image Studio Software.
If you would like to get an idea of how easy Image Studio Software is to use, try our free version – Image Studio Lite. Image Studio Lite allows you to analyze Western blot images but does not operate your LI-COR instrument to acquire images. Try it FREE – download now!
Biomolecule labeling continues to be a cornerstone feature of many in vitro and in vivo biological experiments. Click Chemistry has recently emerged as a convenient, versatile, and reliable method for labeling a wide variety of molecules for applications ranging from biomarker isolation to assay development.
LI-COR now offers a portfolio of Click Chemistry reagents for copper-catalyzed and copper-free methods. These products offer researchers flexibility to choose the correct reagent for a diverse array of applications. LI-COR Click Chemistry reagents include IRDye® 800CW, IRDye 680RD, and IRDye 650 near-infrared fluorescent dyes labeled with DBCO, azide, or alkyne groups.
Click Chemistry utilizes pairs of reagents that exclusively react with each other and are effectively inert to naturally-occurring functional groups such as amines. Unlike affinity interactions such as streptavidin-biotin, Click Chemistry forges covalent bonds between the reacting partners to deliver stable bioconjugates.
Click Chemistry reactions can be categorized into two separate groups, copper-catalyzed or copper-free. Copper-catalyzed Click Chemistry is used for initiating reactions between azides and alkynes. These reactions are also known as Copper-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition (CuAAC). Although they initiate and accelerate Click Reactions, copper catalysts are cytotoxic and inappropriate for use in living systems.
For more sensitive detection – in the femtogram range – try WesternSure PREMIUM Chemiluminescent Substrate. The PREMIUM substrate is optimized for highly sensitive detection and long signal duration, making it ideal for use with imaging systems.
The dibenzocyclooctyne group (DBCO) allows copper-free Click Chemistry to be done with live cells, whole organisms, and non-living samples. DBCO groups will preferentially and spontaneously label molecules containing azide groups (—N3). Within physiological temperature and pH ranges, the DBCO group does not react with amines or hydroxyls, which are naturally present in many biomolecules. Reaction of the DBCO group with the azide group is significantly faster than with the sulfhydryl group (—SH, thiol).
WesternSure chemiluminescent reagents offer the best performance available when compared to other competitive products on the market. Both ULTRA and PREMIUM are highly sensitive enhanced substrates for detecting horseradish peroxidase (HRP) on immunoblots.
WesternSure HRP-conjugated secondary antibodies (Goat anti-Mouse and Goat anti-Rabbit) are compatible with a variety of chemiluminescent substrates and are optimized for use with WesternSure ULTRA and PREMIUM chemiluminescent substrates.
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Are you doing chemiluminescent Western blots? Have you ever found yourself with a blot that is ready to image, but the darkroom is busy or the developer is broken?
FINALLY, you can image at your convenience. Keep your C-DiGit Blot Scanner on your lab bench, at your desk, or anywhere you choose (the image at the left shows just how small and portable the C-DiGit Scanner really is!).
The C-DiGit Chemiluminescent Western Blot Scanner maintains the simplicity of film exposures without the mess of the darkroom. You perform all of the same steps, without buying film and spending time in the darkroom. The C-DiGit Scanner gives you a complete digital replacement for film – keeping the advantages of film and eliminating many of the drawbacks – saving you time AND money!