Fura-2 AM


Product overview

  • Name
    Fura-2 AM
  • Short description
    High affinity, cell permeable calcium indicator which is ratiometric and UV light excitable
  • Biological description

    High affinity, cell permeable calcium indicator which is ratiometric and UV light excitable. AM ester derivative of Fura-2. Can noninvasively be loaded into live cells by incubation. Widely used for ratio-imaging microscopy and measures intracellular calcium elevations in neurons and other excitable cells. Excitation 340/380nm, Emission 505nm.

  • Biological action
    Dyes & stains
  • Purity
  • Citations


  • Chemical name
    1-[2-(5-Carboxyoxazol-2-yl)-6-aminobenzofuran-5-oxy]-2-(2'-amino-5'-methyl-phenoxy)ethane-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid, pentaacetoxymethyl ester
  • Molecular Weight
  • Chemical structure
    Fura-2 AM  [108964-32-5]
  • Molecular Formula
  • CAS Number
  • PubChem identifier
  • InChi
  • InChiKey
  • MDL number
  • Appearance
    Yellow solid

Storing and Using Your Product

  • Storage instructions
  • Solubility overview
    Soluble in DMSO (10mM)
  • 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 Fura-2 AM

  • Calcium imaging of cortical neurons using Fura-2 AM.

    Barreto-Chang OL et al (2009) J Vis Exp -23 :
    PubMedID: 19229178
  • Effects of transmitters and amyloid-beta peptide on calcium signals in rat cortical astrocytes: Fura-2AM measurements and stochastic model simulations.

    Toivari E et al (2011) PLoS One 6(3) : e17914.
    PubMedID: 21483471
  • Fura-2 measurement of cytosolic free Ca2+ in monolayers and suspensions of various types of animal cells.

    Malgaroli A et al (1987) J Cell Biol 105(5) : 2145-55.
    PubMedID: 3680375

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