FIVEphoton Membrane Potential Assay Kit (part MPFKit3)

Manufacturer Fivephoton
Type Kit
Specific against other
Amount I kit for 20 ml assay buffer
Item no. MPFKit3
Eclass 6.1 32161000
Eclass 9.0 32161090
Enables the cell biologist, neurobiologist and ion channel physiologist to accurately and reproducibly measure changes in ion flux without patch clamp technique.
Broadly applicable to most eukaryotic cell types.
Rapid response times using a proprietary mixtures of fluorescent indicator dyes and quenchers.
Generates highly reproducible and reliable data for publication and drug screening applications.
Economically priced. Each kit is applicable for multiple 96-well dishes.
Easily measured by most bottom-reading fluorescent plate readers.
Ion Channel Membrane Potential Assay Kit

The Fivephoton Ion Channel Membrane Potential Assay Kit provides an easy-to-use, highly sensitive, accurate quantitative method to measure changes in ion flux and the cellular membrane potential using fluorescent voltage sensitive dyes. The kit is designed to detect ion flux through the majority of ion channels, transporters and receptors that give rise to membrane polarization changes. The assay offers a rapid response time, does not require washing, operates at room and physiological temperatures and provides reproducible and reliable data that correlate with the rapid opening and closing of ion channels.

The kits contain fluorescent voltage sensitive dye and quencher mixtures with spectral properties easily measured by commonly employed fluorescent plate readers. In addition to offering kits with one pre-validated dye-quencher mixture, we offer several distinct formulations of voltage sensitive dye to quencher, enabling the researcher to empirically identify the optimal dye-quencher mixture for their cell type.

Introduction to Membrane Potential Assay Dyes

The bilipid membrane of a cell typically has a transmembrane potential of approximately -60 to -80 mV (negative inside) as a consequence of mostly Na+, K+, and Cl- ion concentrations gradients which are maintained by active ion transporters. Voltage sensitive probes (VSP) offer a convenient method of detecting the translocation of these ions across cellular membranes. The thiobarbituric and bis-barbituric acid oxonols, referred to as DiSBAC2 and DiBAC3 dyes respectively, form a family of VSPs with distinct excitation parameters. The FIVEphoton Biochemicals membrane potential assay kits utilize a dye formulation which is very similar to the most popular oxonol dyes for transmembrane potential measurement.

Membrane potential assay dyes enter depolarized cells and bind to intracellular proteins or membranes, resulting in enhanced fluorescence and a red spectral shift. Increase in depolarization leads to elevated influx of voltage senstivie dye and an increase in fluorescence that can be measured by optical detectors such as fluorescent microplate readers, fluorometers and flow cytometers.
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Amount: I kit for 20 ml assay buffer
Available: In stock
Listprice: €1,027.73
Price: €1,027.73

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