UNIT 9.38 A Violet Ratiometric Membrane Probe for the Detection of Apoptosis
Published Online: 1 JAN 2012
Copyright © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Cytometry
How to Cite
Telford, W. G. 2012. A Violet Ratiometric Membrane Probe for the Detection of Apoptosis. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 59:9.38:9.38.1–9.38.12.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2012
- Published Print: JAN 2012
This unit describes the use of a novel violet-excited membrane-binding probe F2N12S [4′-N,N-diethylamino-6-(N,N,N-dodecyl-methylamino-sulfopropyl)-methyl-3-hydroxyflavone] for the flow cytometric detection of the changes in membrane asymmetry, fluidity, and charge that accompanies apoptosis. This reagent inserts into the plasma membrane and undergoes a shift in emission from orange to green during the membrane alterations that occur during apoptosis. Since its mechanism of action differs from annexin V, it can be used in situations where annexin V binding is problematic, as in adherent cells removed from their growth substrate. Like annexin V, it can also be readily combined with other flow cytometric assays for apoptosis, allowing detailed multiparametric analysis of the apoptotic process. Curr. Protoc. Cytom. 59:9.38.1-9.38.12. © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- membrane probe;
- annexin V;