Invitrogen™ Click-iT™ EdU Cell Proliferation Kit for Imaging, Alexa Fluor™ 555 dye by Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Easy and good quality proliferation assay kit!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Neuroscience

"Easy to use, good quality images. I recommend this kit for showing proliferation in vitro and in vivo."

Review date: 24 May 2019 | Invitrogen™ Click-iT™ EdU Cell Proliferation Kit for Imaging, Alexa Fluor™ 555 dye

The Click-iT EdU Cell Proliferation Kit for Imaging is a superior alternative to traditional proliferation assays that is optimized for fluorescence microscopy applications. In this assay the modified thymidine analogue EdU is efficiently incorporated into newly synthesized DNA and fluorescently labeled with a bright, photostable Alexa Fluor® dye in a fast, highly-specific click reaction. This fluorescent labeling of proliferating cells is accurate and compatible with antibody methods due to the mild click protocol.

  • Simple—works the first time, every time, in less time
  • Efficient—no denaturation steps or harsh treatment required
  • Content-rich results—better preservation of cell morphology, antigen structure, and DNA integrity
  • Consistent—not dependent on variable antibody lots for detection

The most accurate proliferation-detection methods are based on the incorporation and measurement of nucleoside analogues in newly synthesized DNA, with bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) a commonly used analogue. BrdU-labeled DNA is quantitated using anti-BrdU antibodies following DNA denaturation by harsh methods (HCl, heat, or enzymes) to expose the BrdU molecules. This step is time consuming and difficult to perform consistently. The harsh treatment can also adversely effect sample integrity and quality, which makes co-staining with other antibodies challenging.

Superior Proliferation Methodology

The Click-iT EdU Cell Proliferation Kit for Imaging provides a superior alternative to BrdU assays for measuring cell proliferation. EdU (5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine) is a nucleoside analog of thymidine and is incorporated into DNA during active DNA synthesis. With Click-iT® EdU, mild fixation and detergent permeabilization is sufficient for the small molecule-based Click-iT® EdU detection reagent to gain access to the DNA. As a consequence, the Click-iT® EdU imaging kit is not only easy to use, but more accurate and compatible with cell cycle analysis and other intracellular or extracellular targets for truly content-rich results.

This kit is optimized for fluorescence microscopy applications; visit the Click-iT® technology area of our website for kits designed for high-content imaging, fluorescence microplate, or flow cytometry platforms.

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Invitrogen™ Click-iT™ EdU Cell Proliferation Kit for Imaging, Alexa Fluor™ 555 dye by Thermo Fisher Scientific product image

Invitrogen™ Click-iT™ EdU Cell Proliferation Kit for Imaging, Alexa Fluor™ 555 dye

Manufacturer Thermo Fisher Scientific  |  Available Worldwide

4.3 / 5.0 | 1 reviews