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.