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These dyes are available as NHS Esters and are conjugated post synthesis to an amino-modified oligo and two step HPLC purifications are required. The spectral diversity of the Alexa Fluor dyes make them ideal tools for multicolor applications such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and microarray experiments. Our wide selection of dyes spans the visible spectrum and beyond, providing enormous flexibility in choosing a label that is compatible with microarray scanners and fluorescence microscopes.
The Alexa Fluor dyes have several properties that make them superior to other fluorescent dyes:
The Alexa Fluor 555/Alexa Fluor 647 dye pair provides better signal correlation and therefore higher resolution of diff erentially expressed genes than the commonly used Cy3/Cy5 dye pair
Similar alternatives include the DyLight Fluors and the Atto.
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Price/labeling, purification and synthesis is an additional charge
A wide variety of modifications can be incorporated into an oligonucleotide at the time of synthesis, using aspecialized phosphoramidite chemistries for labeling. However, certain modifications require the use of post-synthetic conjugation strategies in which a primary amine modified oligonucleotide is covalently attached to a dye via NHS ester chemistry. Other cross-linking chemistries are also available depending on particular project specifications. Single HPLC purification is recommended when using phosphoramidite oligo chemistry, otherwise dual HPLC is required for post-synthetic labeling.
Due to the chemistry of many modifications, yield will be approximately 40 - 60 % less than a standard oligo. Please see our yield chart for details.
Every oligo synthesized is strictly controlled for quality by using either MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry or polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) analysis. Final yields are determined using UV absorbance at OD260. In addition, we perform QC methods tailored to specific modifications, such as OD ratio measurement where appropriate.
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