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≥98% (HPLC)



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Fluorescence microscopy, fluorescent retinoid binding assay, fluorescence spectroscopy.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Strong ligand for retinoic acid receptor proteins

Features and Benefits

LightOx14 is a synthetic analogue of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) that exhibits solvatochromatic fluorescence emission when excited with UV or 405 nm light. The compound is a strong ligand for the retinoic acid receptor proteins (RARs) and related cellular retinoic acid binding proteins (CRABPI/II) and can, therefore, be used as a replacement for ATRA in cellular assays involving retinoid signaling processes. LightOx14 can be utilized to study retinoid behaviour using fluorescence microscopy, employed in a competitive fluorometric ligand-binding assay for direct determination of the strength of binding of non-fluorescent retinoids to a protein target, and as a fluorophore in fluorescence spectroscopy.

Product can be used with our line of photoreactors: Including Penn PhD (Z744035) & SynLED 2.0 (Z744080)

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Chemical Equivalency 1ea=1mg

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LightOx is a trademark of LightOx Ltd.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

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Fluorescent Retinoid Probes

Fluorescent retinoic acid analogues for use in cellular imaging, protein-ligand binding assays, and flow cytometry to bypass traditional problems associated with fluorescent probes.

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