iFluor™ 568-streptavidin conjugate

Catalogue Number: 16960-AAT

Manufacturer:AAT Bioquest
Shelf Life:12 months
Type:Avidin/Streptavidin Biotin Products
Shipping Condition:Blue Ice
Unit(s): 200 ug


Description: Streptavidin conjugates are widely used together with a conjugate of biotin for specific detection of a variety of proteins, protein motifs, nucleic acids and other molecules since streptavidin has a very high binding affinity for biotin. This iFluor™ 568-streptavidin conjugate comprises streptavidin (as the biotin-binding protein) with iFluor™ 568 covalently attached (as the fluorescent label). It is commonly used as a second step reagent for indirect immunofluorescent staining, when used in conjunction with biotinylated primary antibodies. iFluor™ 568-streptavidin conjugates has fluorescence excitation and emission maxima essentially identical to those of Alexa Fluor® 568 conjugates. These spectral characteristics make it an excellent alternative to Alexa Fluor® 568-streptavidin conjugate (Alexa Fluor® is the trademark of Invitrogen). It is a very valuable tool for biotin-streptavidin-based biological assays and tests. Under the same conditions we tested, iFluor™ 568-streptavidin conjugate is brighter and more photostable than the corresponding Alexa Fluo® 568 conjugate. These spectral and labeling characteristics make the iFluor™ 568 dye family a superior alternative to Alexa Fluor® 568.