Atto 594 is a fluorescent label belonging to the class of Rhodamine dyes. The dye is designed for application in the area of life science, e.g. labeling of DNA, RNA or proteins. Characteristic features of the label are strong absorption, high fluorescence quantum yield, high thermal and photo-stability, excellent water solubility, and very little triplet formation. After coupling to a substrate Atto 594carries a net electrical charge of -1.
Atto-Dye Labeled Phospholipids Sigma-Aldrichoffers a variety of glycero-phospholipids carrying one or two fatty acid groups (lipophilic groups) and a phosphate ester residue (hydrophilic group). They are labeled at the hydrophilic head group. After incorporation of the phospholipid into a membrane the fluorophore is located at the water/lipid interface of the membrane. We currently provide 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DPPE), 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DOPE), palmitoyl-sn-glycero-phosphoethanolamine (PPE), and 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho-ethanolamine (DMPE) labeled with Atto-dyes.