FITC Labeling Kit – 3 rx
Sufficient to perform 3 labeling reactions each containing 0.1 to 2 mg of antibody or other protein.
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FITC Labeling Kitbeling Kit
The FITC Labeling Kit from offers all necessary reagents required to perform FITC labeling of antibodies. It is designed to label antibodies with amidogen (NH2-). The FITC in the kit is sufficient and has been activated for direct use. And the reagents supplied are sufficient to perform 3 labeling reactions each containing 0.1 to 2 mg of antibody or other protein. Each kit includes 3 filtration tubes for desalination of the antibody solution without the need to perform dialysis. The whole procedure is simple and can be completed in 100 min.
Features of the FITC Labeling Kit
- All-inclusive: The kit provides all the reagents required for FITC labeling.
- Quick: The whole procedure takes only 100 min.
- Convenient: Desalination can be achieved by filtration, sparing the need for dialysis or gel filtration.
- Flexible: The procedure can be easily adapted to both smaller and larger scales, with 0.1-2 mg of protein labeled each time.
- Perfect results: The kit has been optimized to determine the optimum labeling ratio of FITC to antibody, lowering the possibility of protein inactivation resulted from excess FITC labeling.
Components of the FITC Labeling Kit
|Reactive FITC||0.3 mg/vial x3|
|Labeling Buffer||10 mL x1|
|DMF||500 uL x1|
|Filtration tube||0.5 mL/tube x6|
Materials required but not included in this kit
- 10uL,50uL,200uL,1000uL adjustable pipettes
- Incubator (37°C)
- Centrifuge (the centrifugal force can be up to 12,000g)
The kit is stable for 1 year at 2-8°C before opening.
Principle of the assay
Protein binds covalently to FITC by thiourea connection as free amino groups of lysine residues in the protein molecule can react with nucleophilic FITC.
Calculation on the amount of NH2-Reactive FITC
The volume of FITC used in each reaction depends on the amount and concentration of the protein to be labeled. When labeling 2mg / ml of antibody (IgG, 150 kDa), taking antibodies and FITC with the mass ratio of 1mg: 150 ug can achieve better labeling.
Preparation before experiment:
- Read the manual carefully.
- Calculate the volume of Reactive FITC to be added.
- Thaw the kit to room temperature 20 min before experiment (Note: put unused FITC back to the refrigerator).
- Dissolve FITC: add 30 uL DMF to the vial of Reactive FITC, let it stand for 10 min until it is dissolved copletely. The concentration of FITC is now of 10 mg/ml.
Assay procedure (we label 1mg of protein in this assay)
- Add 1mg protein sample and corresponded volume of Labeling Buffer to Filtration tube until reaching 0.5 mL. Centrifuge at 12,000 x g for 10min. (Note:A. the maximum volume of Filtration is 0.5mL. B. the protein sample can be under centrifugal ultrafiltration first when at low concentration.)
- Add 15 uL of FITC and appropriate Labeling Buffer to the Filtration tube, making the final concentration of the protein solution at 2 mg/mL.Pipette to mix it thoroughly and incubate the tube for 60 min at 37°C.
- Centrifuge at 12,000 x g for 10 min.
- Add appropriate Labeling Buffer to the Filtration tube until reaching 0.5 mL. Pipette to mix it thoroughly and centrifuge at 12,000 x g for 10 min. Repeat this step once .
- Add 0. 2 mL Labeling Buffer to the Filtration tube and pipette to mix it thoroughly. Invert the filtration tube and put it into another centrifugal tube. Centrifuge at 6 000g for 10 min.
- Collect the solution in the centrifugal tube –> this is your FITC-labeled antibody.
- This kit can be also used to label antigen, HRP and polypeptides with amidogen (NH2-). The labeling ratio depends on theamount of amidogen.
- DMF should be preserved airtight in a dry place. Seal it with the parafilm immediately after use.
- In the procedure 5 above, Labeling Buffer is used to collect the labeled protein.You can also use other buffer or protective agents as you like.
- The kit is stable for 1 year before opening. Please use it before its expiration date.
- The Filtration tube provided in the kit has a molecular weight cutoff (MWCO) of 10KD. So please be careful of the molecular weight of the antigen or polypeptide to be labeled.
- In the step 2 above, for other quality antibodies, we should control the final concentration of antibody is 2 mg/ml strictly, then calculate the volume of FITC required according to the quantity of the antibodies.
- Ensure no free amino-group being introduced during the coupling process. (Tris, ammonia and sodium azide can react with an activated FITC, thus reducing the conjugation rate of protein-FITC).
3 rx x 0.1-2 mg antibody labeling