Chemical Name: N-[4-[6-[(Acetyloxy)methoxy]-2,7-difluoro-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl]-2-[2-[2-[bis[2-[(acetyloxy)methoxy]-2-oxoethyl]amino]-5-methylphenoxy]ethoxy]phenyl]-N-[2-[(acetyloxy)methoxy]-2-oxoethyl]glycine (acetyloxy)methyl ester
Biological ActivityCell-permeable, fluorescent Ca2+ indicator (Kd Ca2+ = 345 nM). Displays no resting signal and 100-fold increase in emission intensity upon Ca2+ binding. Excitation/emission λ 494/506 nm.
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Chemical and physiological characterization of fluo-4 Ca2+-indicator dyes.
Gee et al.
Cell Calcium., 2000;27:97
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RBL-2H3 cells cultured on glass coverslip were loaded with 2 μM Fluo-4AM in normal tyrode solution (NT) for 40 min at room temperature in the dark. Then, the cells were washed twice and left to equilibrate for at least 20 min in NT. Fluo-4-loaded cells were excited at 490 nm and fluorescence was captured at 510 nm every 2.4 s and normalized to the initial value. ER Ca2+ store was depleted with 500 nM thapsigargin which promotes store-operated Ca2+ entry into the cells upon addition of 2 mM extracellular Ca2+.
Used for imaging calcium entry in motor neurons at 1 mM concentration