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PKH26 Red Fluorescent Cell Linker Kit for Phagocytic Cell Labeling

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This kit is for phagocytic cell labeling. It is used to selectively label cells with phagocytic capabilities such as monocytes, macrophages or neutrophils.


The labeling occurs through the formation of dye aggregates or particulates. The aggregate formation significantly inhibits the uptake of dye by non-phagocytic cells, such as lymphocytes, but facilitates dye uptake by phagocytic cells. Labeled cells appear patchy or spotted because the dye is localized in phagocytic compartments of the cells. The dye appears to be resistant to metabolic attack and has been found to remain with the cells for at least 21 days in vivo.
Labeling of phagocytic cells by this methodology may be conducted either in vitro or in vivo. Intraperitoneal or intravenous injections of the PKH26 labeling solution will successfully label phagocytic cells in vivo, while cells of interest which have been isolated may be stained using in vitro labeling methods.


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Kit Components Only

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  • Diluent B 6 x 10

  • PKH26 cell linker in ethanol .5 mL



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Hazard Classifications

Flam. Liq. 2

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3 - Flammable liquids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

57.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

14.0 °C - closed cup

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