Here comes the Super Bright polymer dyes: Bright dyes for the violet laser
The eBioscience™ Super Bright dyes are a line of bright fluorochromes, based on a polymer and its tandems, that are excited by the violet laser (405 nm). All Super Bright formats are named for their emission wavelength.
- Are they compatible with other reagents?
- SUPER BRIGHT 436
- SUPER BRIGHT 600
- SUPER BRIGHT 645
- SUPER BRIGHT 702
- SUPER BRIGHT STAINING BUFFER
Are they compatible with other reagents?
The answer is YES.
Certain dyes may display less nonspecific interaction with other polymer dyes as compared to similar competitor reagents. The Super Bright polymer dyes are fully compatible with other commonly used fluorescent molecules, eBioscience buffers and fixatives, and UltraComp eBeads™ microspheres.
These features, combined with our broad portfolio of biological content, easily enable dye selection for optimized flow cytometry multicolor antibody panel design and allow you to expand the utility of your violet laser.
Here’s a brief review:
SUPER BRIGHT 436
Super Bright 436 has an excitation maximum of 414 nm and an emission peak of 436 nm. We recommend using a 450/50 bandpass filter or equivalent, similar to eFluor™ 450. This polymer dye is significantly brighter than eFluor 450, and is an alternative for Brilliant Violet™ 421 with similar resolution of positive and negative populations (Figure 2). Stability studies indicate that Super Bright 436 exhibits a minimal loss of fluorescence when cells are exposed to formaldehyde fixative for up to three days, or overnight to ambient light.
SUPER BRIGHT 600
Super Bright 600 is a tandem dye consisting of Super Bright 436 and an acceptor dye that emits at 600 nm. It can be detected using a 610/20 bandpass filter or equivalent, similar to eVolve™ 605. This tandem polymer dye is comparable in brightness to Brilliant Violet™ 605 and is brighter than eVolve 605. Super Bright 600 is stable for up to three days when stored in a formaldehyde fixative solution.
SUPER BRIGHT 645
Invitrogen eBioscience Super Bright 645 dye is tandem polymer dye, consisting of violet (405 nm) laser–excitable Super Bright 436 and an acceptor dye that emits fluorescence signal at 645 nm. The technology behind the Super Bright polymer dye family makes them useful for identifying low-abundance markers on a cell surface in flow cytometry because they emit fluorescence with high efficacy.
An alternative to Brilliant Violet 650 conjugates, antibody conjugates of Super Bright 600 provide increased resolution of positive and negative populations, but with less background and less interfering dye–dye interaction than Brilliant Violet 650 conjugates.
SUPER BRIGHT 702
Invitrogen eBioscience Super Bright 702 dye is tandem polymer dye, consisting of violet (405 nm) laser–excitable Super Bright 436 and an acceptor dye that emits fluorescence signal at 702 nm. The technology behind the Super Bright polymer dye family makes them useful for identifying low-abundance markers on a cell surface in flow cytometry because they emit fluorescence with high efficacy.
An alternative to Brilliant Violet 711 conjugates, antibody conjugates of Super Bright 702 provide increased resolution of positive and negative populations, but with less background and less interfering dye–dye interaction than Brilliant Violet 711 conjugates.
SUPER BRIGHT STAINING BUFFER
Super Bright dyes can be used in flow cytometric applications similarly to traditional fluorophores. However, if multiple Super Bright-conjugated antibodies are combined in the same panel, the use of Super Bright Staining Buffer is recommended to minimize any nonspecific interaction that may occur between these polymer-based dyes.
No special buffer is required when using a single Super Bright-conjugated antibody within a panel.
When using Super Bright dyes in combination with other polymer dyes, such as Brilliant Violet dyes, the Super Bright Staining Buffer can still be used to prevent dye–dye interaction. Super Bright Staining Buffer is formulated at 5 µL/test, making it convenient for use when preparing cocktails.
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