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Erythrosin B


Product overview

  • Name
    Erythrosin B
  • Short description
    Photosensitizing vital exclusion dye
  • Alternative names
    Solvent Red 140; tetra-iodo fluorescein; Ery B; Erythrosin; Erythrosine
  • Biological description
    Photosensitizing vital exclusion dye. Synthetic dye and stain. Induces net release of transmitters via vesicles and selectively inhibits neuronal uptake of catecholamines.
  • Biological action
    Dyes & stains
  • Citations


  • Chemical name
    Solvent Red 140; Tetraiodofluoresceuin; Erythrosine
  • Molecular Weight
  • Chemical structure
    Erythrosin B  [16423-68-0]
  • Molecular Formula
  • CAS Number
  • PubChem identifier

Storing and Using Your Product

  • Storage instructions
    room temperature
  • 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 Erythrosin B

  • Establishing an experimental rat model of photodynamically-induced retinal vein occlusion using erythrosin B.

    Chen W et al (2014) Int J Ophthalmol 7(2) : 232-8.
    PubMedID: 24790863
  • Characterization of transmitter release as a response of vertebrate neural tissue to erythrosin B.

    Wade PD et al (1984) Brain Res 305(2) : 259-70.
    PubMedID: 6146388
  • Effect of erythrosin B on hyperpolarizing responses to catecholamines in amphibian sympathetic ganglia.

    Smith PA et al (1984) J Pharmacol Exp Ther 230(1) : 221-7.
    PubMedID: 6086877
  • Fluorescent erythrosin B is preferable to trypan blue as a vital exclusion dye for mammalian cells in monolayer culture.

    Krause AW et al (1984) J Histochem Cytochem 32(10) : 1084-90.
    PubMedID: 6090533
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