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Invitrogen™ Click-iT™ EdU Cell Proliferation Kit for Imaging, Alexa Fluor™ 488 dye DFS Item

Optimized for fluorescence microscopy applications

Manufacturer:  Invitrogen™ LSC10337

Catalog No. C10337

Includes: Each kit contains enough material for 50 to 250 reactions, depending on reaction volume (typically between 0.1 and 0.5mL).



The Click-iT EdU Alexa Fluor 488 Imaging Kit is a superior alternative to traditional proliferation assays that is optimized for fluorescence microscopy applications. In this assay the modified thymidine analogue EdU is efficiently incorporated into newly synthesized DNA and fluorescently labeled with a bright, photostable Alexa Fluor dye in a fast, highly specific click reaction. This fluorescent labeling of proliferating cells is accurate and compatible with antibody methods due to the mild click protocol. The most accurate proliferation-detection methods are based on the incorporation and measurement of nucleoside analogues in newly synthesized DNA, with bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) a commonly used analogue. BrdU-labeled DNA is quantitated using anti-BrdU antibodies following DNA denaturation by harsh methods (HCl, heat, or enzymes) to expose the BrdU molecules. This step is time consuming and difficult to perform consistently. The harsh treatment can also adversely effect sample integrity and quality, which makes co-staining with other antibodies challenging.

  • Simple: works the first time, every time, in less time
  • Efficient: no denaturation steps or harsh treatment required
  • Content-rich results: better preservation of cell morphology, antigen structure, and DNA integrity
  • Consistent: not dependent on variable antibody lots for detection
  • Less hazardous

The Click-iT assay can be used on cells in culture or in vivo following EdU administration by feeding or injection methods.
The Click-iT assay can be used with BrdU in dual pulse experiments by using the anti-BrdU (clone MoBu-1) antibody, which does not cross react with EdU.
The Click-iT technology is compatible with immunohistochemical, immunocytochemical, and fluorescent dyes that are fixation tolerant or designed for fixed cell labeling.

Cell Analysis, Cell Cycle, Cell Proliferation, Cell Viability, Proliferation and Function, Cellular Imaging, DNA Replication and Repair, Immunocytochemistry (ICC), Immunofluorescence (IF)

Order Info

Shipping Condition: Room temperature



Each kit contains enough material for 50 to 250 reactions, depending on reaction volume (typically between 0.1 and 0.5 ml). Store at 2–6°C, dessicate and protect from light.
Room Temperature
Alexa Fluor Dyes
Alexa Fluor™, Click-iT™, Molecular Probes®
Alexa Fluor™ 488
Confocal Microscope, Fluorescence Microscope

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.