R-Phycoerythrin Labeling Kit-SH


– Only 3 hours recover conjugates
– All processes in a single filtration tube
– High recovery of conjugates
– Applicable for 50-200 μg IgG

Contents of the Kit:

*R-PE: R-Phycoerythrin

Storage Condition: 0-5ºC
Shipping Condition: ambient temperature

Required Equipment and Materials
microcentrifuge, 10 μl and 100-200 μl adjustable pipettes, 37ºC incubator, 0.5 ml microtubes

DescriptionReferencesQ & AManualS.D.S

Product Description
Phycobiliproteins are fluorescent proteins derived from cyanobacteria and eukaryotic algae. Their fluorescence is much higher than chemical fluorescent probes such as fluorescein and rhodamine. R-phycoerythrin (R-PE) is one of the phycobiliproteins and has an orange fluorescence at around 578 nm, and it can be excited at 488 nm (Fig. 1). Because of this high fluorescence, phycobiliprotein-labeled antibodies or other molecules can give greater sensitivity in flow cytometry and immunostaining. R-phycoerythrin Labeling Kit-SH is for simple and rapid preparation of R-PE-labeled IgG (Fig. 2). SH-reactive R-PE (a component of this kit) has a maleimide group and can easily make a covalent bond with a sulfhydryl group of the target molecule without any activation process. The filtration tube in this kit allows a quick buffer exchange and concentration of sample IgG solution. This kit contains all the reagents necessary for R-PE labeling, including the reducing agent for preparation of reduced IgG that has an SH group and the storage buffer for conjugates.

Fig. 1 Fluorescence spectrum of R-PE
Excitation wavelength: 566 nm
Emission wavelength: 578 nm

Fig. 2 IgG labeling reaction of SH-reactive R-PE

♦ The molecular weight of the reduced protein to be labeled with this kit should be greater than 50,000.
♦ IgG or R-Phycoerythrin-conjugated IgG is always on the membrane of the filtration tube during the labeling process.
♦ If the IgG solution contains other proteins with molecular weight larger than 10,000, such as BSA or gelatin, purify the IgG solution prior to labeling R-phycoerythrin with this kit. IgG solution can be purified by IgG Purification Kits (not included in this kit).
♦ If the IgG solution contains small insoluble materials, centrifuge the solution and use the supernatant for the labeling.

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Can I use this kit for F(ab E2?

Yes, please follow the labeling protocol for IgG. The recovery of the conjugate should be over 80%.

Can I use this kit for other proteins?

Yes, if the molecular weight of the reduced form is greater than 50,000 and it has a reactive SH group, or a disulfide group that can be reduced without losing activity. Follow the labeling protocol for IgG, and use 0.5-1 nmol of sample protein.

How many R-PE molecules per reduced IgG are introduced?

The average number of R-PE molecule per reduced IgG is 1 to 2.

Do I have to use the Filtration tube prior to labeling the protein?

If the protein solution does not contain small molecules with reactive SH groups and the concentration of the protein is 10 mg per ml, or about 70 μM, there is no need to use the Filtration tube. Just mix 10 μl of the sample solution with Reaction buffer and add the mixture to a vial of the SH-reactive R-PE.

Do I have to use WS buffer included with the kit?

Yes. Use the WS buffer to prepare a stock solution of the conjugate. However, you can choose any kind of buffer appropriate to dilute the conjugate stock solution for your experiment.

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