Calcein AM

Cell permeable dye used to evaluate cell viability
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Calcein AM Summary

Calcein AM is a cell-permeant dye that can be used to determine cell viability and/or cytotoxicity in most eukaryotic cells.

What is Calcein AM?

Calcein AM (structure A) is a non-fluorescent, hydrophilic compound that easily permeates intact, live cells. The hydrolysis of Calcein AM by intracellular esterases produces calcein (structure B), a hydrophilic, strongly fluorescent compound that is well-retained in the cell cytoplasm. Cells grown in black-walled plates can be stained and quantified in less than two hours.


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The product is shipped with dry ice or equivalent. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended on the product label.
Store the unopened product at -20 to -70 °C. Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Do not use past expiration date.


For research use only. Not for diagnostic use.

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  1. Cytotoxicity of 2D engineered nanomaterials in pulmonary and corneal epithelium
    Authors: M Domanico, A Fukuto, LM Tran, JM Bustamante, PC Edwards, KE Pinkerton, SM Thomasy, LS Van Winkle
    NanoImpact, 2022-05-02;26(0):100404.  2022-05-02
  2. Tubuloids derived from human adult kidney and urine for personalized disease modeling
    Authors: F Schutgens, MB Rookmaaker, T Margaritis, A Rios, C Ammerlaan, J Jansen, L Gijzen, M Vormann, A Vonk, M Viveen, FY Yengej, S Derakhshan, KM de Winter-, B Artegiani, R van Boxtel, E Cuppen, APA Hendrickx, MM van den He, E Heitzer, H Lanz, J Beekman, JL Murk, R Masereeuw, F Holstege, J Drost, MC Verhaar, H Clevers
    Nat. Biotechnol., 2019-03-04;37(3):303-313.  2019-03-04
  3. Vascular-endothelial response to IDH1 mutant fibrosarcoma secretome and metabolite: implications on cancer microenvironment
    Authors: MJ Mao, DE Leonardi
    Am J Cancer Res, 2019-01-01;9(1):122-133.  2019-01-01


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Calcein AM
By Anonymous on 02/17/2021

Robust signal. Cells were treated with drug A for 48 hrs. The fluorescence of Calcein was measured using a plate reader.

Calcein AM
By Anonymous on 09/17/2018

Samples were drugged and measured on plate reader after 5 days. The count of florescent cells was plotted against concentration to measure effect

Calcein AM
By Anonymous on 04/25/2018

Cell staining with Calcein AM, healthy cells bright under microscope