Alizarin Red, an anthraquinone derivative, may be used to identify calcium in tissue sections and cultured cells in vitro. The reaction is not strictly specific for calcium, since magnesium, manganese, barium, strontium, and iron may interfere, but these elements usually do not occur in sufficient concentration to interfere with the staining. Calcium forms an Alizarin Red S-calcium complex in a chelation process, and the end product is a bright red stain. Alizarin red is a commonly used stain to identify calcium containing osteocyte in differentiated culture of both human and rodent mesenchymal stem cells.
Research Sub Category
Solution is red with no particulates present. Solution is suitable for endpoint cell culture assays.
Product is presented as a 40mM solution at pH 4.1 +/- 0.1.
Store at 2-8ºC for up to 4 months from date of receipt. If Alizarin-red solution forms a precipitate, remove particulates by passage through a 0.22 or 0.45-micron filter.
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