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Thiazolyl Blue Tetrazolium Bromide

powder, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture, suitable for insect cell culture, ≥97.5% (HPLC)

Synonym: 3-(4,5-Dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide, MTT, Methylthiazolyldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide

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Application

Use as a colorimetric metabolic activity indicator in cell viability assays.

Thiazolyl Blue Tetrazolium Blue (MTT) may be used in measurement of cell proliferation. MTT produces a yellowish solution that is converted to dark blue, water-insoluble MTT formazan by mitochondrial dehydrogenases of living cells. The blue crystals are solubilized with acidified isopropanol and the intensity is measured colorimetrically at 570 nm. MTT has been used as a histochemical/cytochemical reagent and for the detection of NAD. ADP-linked enzyme systems in tissue cannot be detected with MTT, due to binding of the cation by the cyanide trap used. MTT is rapidly reduced to the formazan, which chelates with nickel, copper, and cobalt; the cobalt chelate has been used in oxidative systems.

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1 g in glass bottle

15, 100, 500 mg in poly bottle

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Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
XF8060000
Protocols & Articles

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Cell Viability and Proliferation

Assays to measure proliferation, viability, and cytotoxicity are commonly used to monitor the response and health of cells in culture after treatment with various stimuli. The proper choice of an ass...
Mark Frei
BioFiles v6 n5, 17–21
Keywords: Cancer, Cell proliferation, Flow cytometry, Mutagens, Reductions, Solvents

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