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Alcian-Blue Staining Solution

Alcian blue if often used to identify chondrocytes from differentiated cultures of both human and rodent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).

Synonym: Alcian blue 8G

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Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Fluorescent Probes, Labels, Particles and Stains, Fluorescent Stains, Nucleic Acid Stains, Nucleic Acid Stains For Microscopy More...
application(s)   Cell Based Assays
  Cell Differentiation
  Stem Cell Culture
concentration   Product is presented as a 1% w/v Alcian Blue solution.
material size   100ml
shipped in   ambient
storage conditions   Store at room temperature for up to 4 months from date of receipt. If Alcian-Blue solution forms a precipitate, remove particulates by passage through a 0.22 or 0.45-micron filter.

Description

Background information

Alcian blues, are a family of polyvalent basic dyes, of which, the Alcian blue 8G has been historically the most common and the most reliable member. It is used to stain acidic polysaccharides such as glycosaminoglycans in cartilages and other body structures, some types of mucopolysaccharides, sialylated glycocalyx of cells etc. Alcian blue if often used to identify Chondrocytes from differentiated cultures of both human and rodent mesenchymal stem cells.

Physical form

Product is presented as a 1% w/v Alcian Blue solution in acetic acid at pH 2.5.

Product is presented as a 1% w/v Alcian Blue solution in acetic acid at pH 2.5.

Quality Assurance

Solution is blue with no particulates present. Solution is suitable for endpoint cell culture assays.

Usage Statement

Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

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