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Annexin-V-FLUOS Staining Kit



Quality Level   100
usage   sufficient for 250 tests (11988549001)
  sufficient for 50 tests (11858777001)
mfr. no.   Roche
shipped in   wet ice
storage temp.   2-8°C


General description

In the early stages of apoptosis, changes occur at the cell surface. One of these plasma membrane alterations is the translocation of phosphatidylserine (PS) from the inner side of the plasma membrane to the outer layer, exposing PS at the surface of the cell. Macrophages specifically recognize PS exposed on the cell surface of lymphocytes during the development of apoptosis. The recognition and phagocytosis of apoptotic cells and bodies protects organisms from exposure to cellular compounds that lead to inflammation, which usually accompanies necrosis. Annexin V is a 35.8kDa, Ca2+ -dependent phospholipid-binding protein with a high affinity for PS, making labeled annexin an excellent detection agent.

Detection: Annexin-V-FLUOS can be directly detected in FACS analysis and immunochemistry without a secondary detection system.

Sample material: Cell lines and freshly isolated cells.

Kit with FLUOS-conjugated annexin-V and propidium iodide for the detection and quantification of apoptosis and differentiation from necrosis at the single-cell level.


Annexin-V-FLUOS binds in a Ca2+-dependent manner to negatively charged phospholipid surfaces, and shows high specificity for phosphatidylserine. Therefore, it stains apoptotic and necrotic cells. Propidium iodide stains only the DNA of leaky necrotic cells and allows for a distinction between apoptotic and necrotic cells.


Labeled annexin-V, with its high affinity for phosphatidylserine (PS), is a sensitive probe for PS exposed on the outer layer of apoptotic cells. Since necrotic cells also expose PS as a result of lost membrane integrity, propidium iodide is utilized as a DNA stain to distinguish necrotic cells from annexin-V-labeled cell clusters. Other secondary labeling is possible, such as membrane-surface staining with phycoerythrin- or TRITC-labeled monoclonal antibodies for further cellular characterization.


1 kit containing 3 components

Preparation Note

Working solution: Predilute 20 μl Annexin-V-FLUOS labeling reagent in 1 ml Incubation buffer and add 20 μl Propidium iodide solution.
Note: 1 ml is enough for 10 samples.
Storage conditions (working solution): Diluted staining solution should be always prepared freshly.

Other Notes

For life science research only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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NONH for all modes of transport
Flash Point(F) 
does not flash
Flash Point(C) 
does not flash


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