Because of its relatively long excited-state lifetime (about 5 nanoseconds), BDP 576/589 dye can be used in various methods based on measuring fluorescence lifetime. Similarly to other dyes of the BDP family, BDP 576/589 has strong hydrophobic properties and is suitable for labeling non-polar and lypophilic biomolecules and their subsequent visualization by fluorescent microscopy, including two-photon microscopy.
This reagent is a tetrazine derivative that can be conjugated with various strained dienophiles such as trans-cyclooctenes and cyclopropenes. This reaction (TCO ligation) is considered to be one of the best bioconjugation reactions because it is very fast and selective in physiological conditions and does not require additional catalyzers, so it is not toxic in vitro and in vivo.
AxisPharm offers 5000+ PEG Linkers with high purity. Different kinds of PEG Reagents may be available by custom synthesis.