Annexin V-Cy5 Reagent
Detecting apoptosis in living cells by flow cytometry or fluorescence microscopy.
During apoptosis, phosphatidylserine (PS) is translocated from the cytoplasmic face of the plasma membrane to the cell surface. Annexin V has a strong, Ca2+-dependent affinity for PS and therefore is used as a probe for detecting apoptosis. Cy5 fluorescent dye produces an intense signal in the far-red region of the spectrum and therefore it is very useful for multiple labeling of cells with green and red colored fluorescent probes. Cy5 yields fluorescence with a λmax emission of 670 nm.