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Molecular Structure of CellVue® Dyes

CellVue dyes consist of long aliphatic hydrocarbon tails linked to a polar fluorescent chromophore.

  • These extremely lipophilic fluorescent dyes rapidly and stably integrate into the phospholipid membrane of cells or other membrane-containing bioparticles by non-covalent interactions.
  • The dyes are stably maintained within the lipid bilayer through strong hydrophobic interactions and do not transfer into the unstained membranes of adjacent cells, which permits a labeled cell to be tracked for extended periods of time.
  • The rapid incorporation of the dye allows for immediate analysis of cell functions without a waiting period.


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