Key Specifications Table
|Key Applications||Detection Methods|
|TFX, IF, ICC||Fluorescent|
|Description||LentiBrite™ RFP Control Lentiviral Biosensor|
|Overview||Read our application note in Nature Methods!
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Biosensors can be used to detect the presence/absence of a particular protein as well as the subcellular location of that protein within the live state of a cell. Fluorescent tags are often desired as a means to visualize the protein of interest within a cell by either fluorescent microscopy or time-lapse video capture. Visualizing live cells without disruption allows researchers to observe cellular conditions in real time.
Lentiviral vector systems are a popular research tool used to introduce gene products into cells. Lentiviral transfection has advantages over non-viral methods such as chemical-based transfection including higher-efficiency transfection of dividing and non-dividing cells, long-term stable expression of the transgene, and low immunogenicity.
EMD Millipore is introducing LentiBrite™ Lentiviral Biosensors, a new suite of pre-packaged lentiviral particles encoding important and foundational proteins of autophagy, apoptosis, and cell structure for visualization under different cell/disease states in live cell and in vitro analysis.
EMD Millipore’s LentiBrite™ RFP Control lentiviral particles provide bright fluorescence to enable live cell analysis in difficult-to-transfect cell types.
|Background Information||The use of genetically encoded fluorescent proteins has revolutionized cell biology by enabling real-time imaging of cells and subcellular structures. A diverse palette of fluorescent proteins is available, but these proteins vary in their suitability for live-cell imaging. EMD Millipore’s LentiBriteTM RFP Control Lentiviral Biosensor employs TagRFP, a monomeric red (orange) fluorescent protein generated from the RFP of sea anemone Entacmaea quadricolor. It exhibits fluorescence with excitation/emission maxima at 555/584 nm respectively, and brightness that is nearly three times higher than mCherry, which makes one of the brightest monomeric red fluorescent protein available. EMD Millipore’s LentiBrite™ RFP Control lentiviral particles provide bright fluorescence to enable live cell analysis in difficult-to-transfect cell types.|
|Purification Method||PEG precipitation|
|Safety Information according to GHS|
|Product Usage Statements|
|Quality Assurance||Evaluated by transduction of HT-1080 cells and fluorescent imaging performed for assessment of transduction efficiency.|
|Material Size||1 vial (minimum of 3 x 10E8 IFU/mL)|
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