7 AAD / 7-amino-actinomycin D
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Revised: 6 April 2011, last major update April 2011
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● Fluorescent dye that binds DNA and is excited by a 488 nm laser, commonly used in flow cytometry
● Intact cells exclude 7 AAD, but dead cells allow 7 AAD entry, which binds to DNA (Wikipedia)
7 AAD fluorescence
● Used in flow cytometry to reduce non-specific staining by eliminating 7 AAD positive cells (dead cells) from further analysis
Positive staining - normal
● Dead cells: allow entry of dye, which binds DNA and fluoresces with 488 nm laser commonly used in flow cytometry
● Viable cells (do not allow entry of dye into cell)
End of Stains > 7 AAD
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