suitable for fluorescence, ~70%

4-(2,7-Dichloro-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-9-xanthenyl)-4′-methyl-2,2′-(ethylenedioxy)dianiline-N,N,N′,N′-tetraacetic acid
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H2O: soluble


λex 506 nm; λem 526 nm in 0.1 M Tris pH 8.0, esterase 30 mM Ca2+


suitable for fluorescence

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Fluo-3 and related molecule Fluo3/AM are used as a fluorescence indicator of intracellular calcium (Ca2+). Fluo-3 may be use for flow cytometry and confocal laser scanning microscopy using visible light excitation (compatible with argon laser sources operating at 488 nm). Fluorescence intensity increases about 40-fold after calcium binding.

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Fluorescent indicator for calcium used in flow cytometry. Fluorescence intensity increases about 40-fold after calcium binding

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