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Calbryte™-520L AM

Ca2+ Dependent Dose Response of Calbryte 520L
Ca2+ Dependent Dose Response of Calbryte 520L
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Physical properties
Dissociation constant (Kd, nM)91000
Molecular weight870.72
SolventDMSO
Spectral properties
Excitation (nm)493
Emission (nm)515
Quantum yield0.751
Storage, safety and handling
H-phraseH303, H313, H333
Hazard symbolXN
Intended useResearch Use Only (RUO)
R-phraseR20, R21, R22
StorageFreeze (< -15 °C); Minimize light exposure
UNSPSC12352200

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Molecular weight
870.72
Dissociation constant (Kd, nM)
91000
Excitation (nm)
493
Emission (nm)
515
Quantum yield
0.751
The intracellular calcium flux assay is a widely used method in monitoring signal transduction pathways and high throughput screening of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and calcium channel targets. Following the introduction of Fluo-3 in 1989, Fluo-4, Fluo-8, and Cal-520 were later developed with enhanced signal-to-background ratios and soon became the Ca2+ indicators of choice for confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and high throughput screening applications. However, there are still a few caveats with Fluo-4. For example, like Fluo-3, Fluo-4 exhibits poor intracellular retention, and the use of probenecid is required to prevent the cell-loaded Fluo-4 from leaking out of cells. The use of probenecid with Fluo-4-based calcium assays compromises the assay results since probenecid is well-documented to have a variety of complicated cellular effects. Calbryte 520L, AM is a new fluorescent and cell-permeable calcium indicator. Like other dye AM cell loading, Calbryte 520L AM ester is non-fluorescent, and once it gets inside the cell, it is hydrolyzed by intracellular esterase and gets activated. The activated indicator is a polar molecule that is no longer capable of freely diffusing through the cell membrane and is essentially trapped inside cells. Calbryte 520L has a low affinity to calcium ions with a Kd ∼ 91 µM. Calbryte 520L produces a bright fluorescence signal in the presence of calcium at high concentrations. It has the identical excitation and emission wavelength as Fluo-4; thus, the same Fluo-4 assay settings can be readily applied to Calbryte 520L-based calcium assays.

Platform


Fluorescence microscope

ExcitationFITC
EmissionFITC
Recommended plateBlack wall/clear bottom

Fluorescence microplate reader

Excitation490
Emission525
Cutoff515
Recommended plateBlack wall/clear bottom
Instrument specification(s)Bottom read mode/Programmable liquid handling

Example protocol


PREPARATION OF STOCK SOLUTIONS

Unless otherwise noted, all unused stock solutions should be divided into single-use aliquots and stored at -20 °C after preparation. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

Calbryte™-520L AM Stock Solution
Prepare a 2 to 5 mM stock solution of Calbryte™-520L AM in anhydrous DMSO.

PREPARATION OF WORKING SOLUTION

Calbryte™-520L AM Working Solution
On the day of the experiment, either dissolve Calbryte™ 520L AM in DMSO or thaw an aliquot of the indicator stock solution to room temperature. Prepare a dye working solution of 2 to 20 µM in a buffer of your choice (e.g., Hanks and Hepes buffer) with 0.04% Pluronic® F-127. For most cell lines, Calbryte™ 520L AM at a final concentration of 4-5 μM is recommended. The exact concentration of indicators required for cell loading must be determined empirically.
Note     The nonionic detergent Pluronic® F-127 is sometimes used to increase the aqueous solubility of Calbryte™ 520L AM. A variety of Pluronic® F-127 solutions can be purchased from AAT Bioquest.
Note     If your cells contain organic anion-transporters, probenecid (1-2 mM) may be added to the dye working solution (final in well concentration will be 0.5-1 mM) to reduce leakage of the de-esterified indicators. A variety of ReadiUse™ probenecid products, including water-soluble, sodium salt, and stabilized solution, can be purchased from AAT Bioquest.

SAMPLE EXPERIMENTAL PROTOCOL

Following is our recommended protocol for loading AM esters into live cells. This protocol only provides a guideline and should be modified according to your specific needs.
  1. Prepare cells in growth medium overnight.
  2. On the next day, add 1X Calbryte™ 520L AM working solution into your cell plate.
    Note     If your compound(s) interfere with the serum, replace the growth medium with fresh HHBS buffer before dye-loading.
  3. Incubate the dye-loaded plate in a cell incubator at 37 °C for 30 to 60 minutes.
    Note     Incubating the dye for longer than 1 hour can improve signal intensities in certain cell lines.
  4. Replace the dye working solution with HHBS or buffer of your choice (containing an anion transporter inhibitor, such as 1 mM probenecid, if applicable) to remove any excess probes.
  5. Add the stimulant as desired and simultaneously measure fluorescence using either a fluorescence microscope equipped with a FITC filter set or a fluorescence plate reader containing a programmable liquid handling system such as an FDSS, FLIPR, or FlexStation, at Ex/Em = 490/525 nm cutoff 515 nm. 

Calculators


Common stock solution preparation

Table 1. Volume of DMSO needed to reconstitute specific mass of Calbryte™-520L AM to given concentration. Note that volume is only for preparing stock solution. Refer to sample experimental protocol for appropriate experimental/physiological buffers.

0.1 mg0.5 mg1 mg5 mg10 mg
1 mM114.847 µL574.237 µL1.148 mL5.742 mL11.485 mL
5 mM22.969 µL114.847 µL229.695 µL1.148 mL2.297 mL
10 mM11.485 µL57.424 µL114.847 µL574.237 µL1.148 mL

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Spectral properties

Excitation (nm)493
Emission (nm)515
Quantum yield0.751

Citations


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Authors: Liang, Nan and Wang, Peng and Wang, Shilei and Li, Shuhong and Li, Yu and Wang, Jinying and Wang, Min
Journal: Journal of Neural Transmission (2014): 593--600
Propofol and remifentanil at moderate and high concentrations affect proliferation and differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells
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Journal: Neural regeneration research (2014): 2002
Fungus induces the release of IL-8 in human corneal epithelial cells, via Dectin-1-mediated protein kinase C pathways.
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