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Product overview

  • Name
  • Short description
    Non- fluorescent, cell permeable dye
  • Biological description
    Non- fluorescent and cell permeable dye. Hydrolysed into green fluorescent calcein by cytosolic esterases in living cells. Uses include monitoring chemotaxis, multidrug resistance and determining cell viability.
  • Biological action
    Dyes & stains
  • Purity
  • Citations


  • Chemical name
  • Molecular Weight
  • Chemical structure
    Calcein-AM  [148504-34-1]
  • Molecular Formula
  • CAS Number
  • PubChem identifier
  • InChiKey

Storing and Using Your Product

  • Storage instructions
  • Solubility overview
    soluble in DMSO (10mg/ml) or water
  • Important
    This product is for RESEARCH USE ONLY and is not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Not for human or veterinary use.

References for Calcein-AM

  • Novel fluorescence assay using calcein-AM for the determination of human erythrocyte viability and aging.

    Bratosin D et al (2005) Cytometry A 66(1) : 78-84.
    PubMedID: 15915509
  • The use of calcein acetomethylester (AM)-labelled polymorphonuclear cells in a polycarbonate filter chemotaxis assay.

    De Gendt CM et al (1996) Clin Chim Acta 249(1-2) : 189-95.
    PubMedID: 8737602
  • Membrane topology and glycosylation of the human multidrug resistance-associated protein.

    Bakos E et al (1996) J Biol Chem 271(21) : 12322-6.
    PubMedID: 8647833
Our products in action
The following papers have cited the use of Calcein-AM (HB0720) from Hello Bio. If you have published a paper using this product, and it is not shown here, then please tell us! We will send you a free gift as a thank you!
  • Développement de nouveaux biosenseurs fluorescents pour l’étude dynamique de la signalisation purinergique.

    Matthias Ollivier(2018) Sciences agricoles. Université Montpellier : Thesis
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