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BCIP®/NBT Liquid Substrate System

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Description

Application

A ready-to-use, precipitating substrate system for alkaline phosphatase. This substrate system produces an insoluble NBT diformazan end product that is blue to purple in color and can be observed visually. Immunohistochemical staining with BCIP/NBT utilizes requires organic mounting media and can be counterstained with Nuclear Fast Red or Light Green. BCIP/NBT is generally a more sensitive method than Fast Red. Not recommended for ELISA (microwell) procedures.

Caution

It is recommended to store the product between 4 - 8 °C. Do not freeze. The product may be stored at room temperature for up to one year. If a precipitate forms, the solution can be gently swirled or filtered.

Packaging

100 mL in poly bottle

Legal Information

BCIP is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Antibody Basics

Immunoglobulins (Igs) are produced by B lymphocytes and secreted into plasma. The Ig molecule in monomeric form is a glycoprotein with a molecular weight of approximately 150 kDa that is shaped more ...
Keywords: Affinity chromatography, Centrifugation, Chromatography, Digestions, Direct immunofluorescence, Gene expression, High performance liquid chromatography, Immunofluorescence, Ion Exchange, Microscopy, Precipitation, Purification, Rheumatology, Scanning electron microscopy

Colorimetric Alkaline Phosphatase and Peroxidase Substrate Detection Systems

Nitroblue Tetrazolium (NBT) is used with the alkaline phosphatase substrate 5-Bromo- 4-Chloro-3-Indolyl Phosphate (BCIP) in western blotting and immunohistological staining procedures. These substrat...
BioFiles 2008, 3.4, 6.
Keywords: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Immunohistochemistry, Western blot

Intro to Detection Methods Used in Molecular Biology

Different detection methods are used to visualize the nucleic acids and specific proteins transferred to membrane support. Southern and northern blotting involves the use of radioactive probes and th...
Keywords: Catalytic combustion detector, Detection methods, Northern blot, Nucleic acid hybridization, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography, Western blot

Protocols

Immunodetection Using BCIP/NBT Substrate

5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl phosphate (BCIP)/nitro blue tetrazolium (NBT) is an ideal insoluble substrate for use with alkaline phosphatase. This system produces a blue-purple product. The intense col...
Keywords: Western blot

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