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I am performing a phagocytosis assay of macrophages engulfing Protonex Red 600 labeled tumor cells. How do you recommend I label my cells?

Posted January 2, 2020


Protonex™ Red 600, SE (Cat No. 21208) is an amine-reactive pH-dependent dye that can be used to label proteins, antibodies and other biomolecules to study phagocytosis and endocytosis.

Below is a sample protocol for labeling cancer cells with pH-dependent dye Protonex™ Red 600, SE .

  1. Suspend cells at a density of 1 x 106 cells/mL in PBS buffer or HH buffer.
  2. Prepare 5 mg/mL Protonex™ Red 600, SE stock solution in DMSO.
  3. Add Protonex™ Red 600, SE to your cell suspension for a final concentration of 5~10 µg/mL
  4. Incubate at 37°C for one hour.
  5. Wash cells twice with PBS buffer or HH buffer, and then suspend cells in 1 mL complete medium or PBS buffer.
  6. Cells are ready for phagocytosis experiment.
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Protonex™ Red 600, SE