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Alcian-Blue Staining Solution

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Synonym(s):
Alcian blue 8G, Alcian blue PAS stain, Alcian blue stain
NACRES:
NA.75

technique(s)

cell based assay: suitable
cell culture | stem cell: suitable
cell differentiation: suitable

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Alcian Blue solution

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100

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100

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400

General description

Alcian blues, are a family of polyvalent basic dyes, of which, the Alcian blue 8G has been historically the most common and the most reliable member. It is used to stain acidic polysaccharides such as glycosaminoglycans in cartilages and other body structures, some types of mucopolysaccharides, sialylated glycocalyx of cells etc. Alcian blue if often used to identify Chondrocytes from differentiated cultures of both human and rodent mesenchymal stem cells.

Application

Research Category
Stem Cell Research
Research Sub Category
Osteobiology

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Quality

Solution is blue with no particulates present. Solution is suitable for endpoint cell culture assays.

Physical form

Product is presented as a 1% w/v Alcian Blue solution in acetic acid at pH 2.5.
Product is presented as a 1% w/v Alcian Blue solution.

Storage and Stability

Store at room temperature for up to 4 months from date of receipt. If Alcian-Blue solution forms a precipitate, remove particulates by passage through a 0.22 or 0.45-micron filter.

Disclaimer

Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

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Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Corr. 1A

Storage Class

3 - Flammable liquids

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WGK 2

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102.2 °F

flash_point_c

39 °C


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Articles

Development of a novel serum-free and xeno-free human mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) osteocyte differentiation media.

Frequently asked questions about mesenchymal stem cells including MSC derivation, expansion, differentiation and allogenic stem cell therapy.

Protocols

Information about mesenchyme, specifically mesenchymal stem cell procotols. Step-by-step cell culture protocols for mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) isolation, expansion and differentiation.

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