Fluorescein isothiocyanate–dextran

average mol wt 70,000, (FITC:Glucose = 1:250)

FITC-Dextran 70, FITC–Dextran
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biological source



(FITC:Glucose = 1:250)



mol wt

average mol wt 70,000

extent of labeling

~0.004 mol/mol FITC glucose


cell analysis: suitable


H2O: 50 mg/mL, hazy, orange to very deep orange


λex 492 nm; λem 518 nm in ethanol


FITC conjugate

storage temp.


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Fluorescein isothiocyanate–dextran (FITC-Dextran 70) is use as a fluorescent probe to study cell processes such as cell permeability, phagocytosis and endocytosis and to study mechanisms of biomolecular delivery. FITC-Dextran 70 may be used to study the capacity, selectivity and efficiency of encapsulation and release by drug delivery vehicles.
Dextran labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate for possible use in perfusion studies in animals.

Other Notes

Internalisation of FITC and FITC-dextran by suspension cultured plant cells; In the study of fluid pinocytosis in leukocytes


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Hazard Statements

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Louise Coppin et al.
Cells, 8(8) (2019-08-10)
The efficacy of mesenchymal stem cell infusion is currently tested in numerous clinical trials. However, therapy-induced thrombotic consequences have been reported in several patients. The aim of this study was to optimize protocols for heterologous human adult liver-derived progenitor cell...
Chuan He et al.
FEBS letters, 587(3), 285-290 (2012-12-25)
We have successfully delivered FITC and FITC-Dextran (70, 250 kDa) into canola protoplasts by centrifuging cells with different amounts of microbubbles at variable centrifuge speed. The efficiency is around 90%, while cell viability remains high. Confocal microscopy images show that...
Use of horseradish peroxidase and fluorescent dextrans to study fluid pinocytosis in leukocytes.
J M Oliver et al.
Methods in enzymology, 108, 336-347 (1984-01-01)
L. Cole et al.
Journal of Cell Science, 96, 721-721 (1990)
Guangxiang Zang et al.
BMC cancer, 15, 234-234 (2015-04-18)
Shb is a signaling protein downstream of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 and Shb deficiency has been found to restrict tumor angiogenesis. The present study was performed in order to assess metastasis in Shb deficiency using B16F10 melanoma cells. B16F10...

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