RFP-Booster (Atto 488)

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  • RFP
  • RNF76
  • tripartite motif containing 27
  • TRIM27
Camelid (Camelidae)
Antibody Type
Recombinant Antibody
Atto 488
Fluorescence Microscopy (FM), Immunofluorescence (IF)
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Purpose With our Booster you reactivate, boost, stabilizate the signals of your fusion proteins.
Brand RFP-Trap®
Specificity RFP-Booster efficiently highlights, enhances and stabilizes monomeric red fluorescent proteins such as mRFP1, mCherry or mPlum but also mRuby.
  • Enhance, stabilize and reactivate your fl uorescent proteins
  • RFP-Booster high specifi city for various monomeric red fl uorescent proteins derived from DsRed
  • Coupled to bright and photostable chemical dyes from ATTO-TEC
Components RFP-Trap® coupled to fluorescent dye ATTO 488
Alternative Name RFP
Background Red fluorescent proteins (RFP) and variants thereof are widely used to study protein localization and dynamics in living cells. However, photo stability and quantum efficiency of RFP are not sufficient for Super-Resolution Microscopy (e.g. 3D-SIM or STED) of fixed samples. In addition, many cell biological methods such as BrdU-staining, EdU-Click-iT™ treatment or Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization result in disruption of the RFP signal.The RFP-Booster_Atto594, a specific RFP-binding protein coupled to the fluorescent dye ATTO 594, reactivates, boosts and stabilizes your RFP signal.
Application Notes For the immunofluorescence staining of RFP-fusion proteins in fixed cells

ATTO 488:
Excitation range 480 - 510 nm (λabs= 501 nm)
Emission range 520 - 560 nm (λfl= 523 nm)

Nano-Booster are specific GFP- or RFP-binding protein coupled to the superior fluorescent dyes from ATTO-TEC. With our Booster you reactivate, boost and stabilize the signals of your fluorescent proteins.

Assay Procedure
  • 1. Fixation: 4 % paraformaldehyde (PFA) or 1:10 formalin (37 % formaldehyde, 10-15 % MetOH) in PBS, 10 min., RT.
  • 2. Wash 3x with PBS containing 0.1 % Tween 20 (PBST). Critical: do not let coverslips ""dry"".
  • 3. Permeabilisation: PBS containing 0.5 % Triton X-100, 5 min., RT. Alternatively, permeabilise by incubating in 100 % methanol for 5 min at -20 °C.
  • 4. Wash 2x with PBST.
  • 5. Blocking: 4 % BSA in PBST, 10 min, RT.
  • 6. RFP-Booster incubation: dilute RFP-Booster 1:200 - 1:400 in blocking buffer and incubate 1 h, RT.
    Note: For multiplexing protocols you can combine RFP-Booster with any other antibody.
  • 7. Wash 3x 5-10 min in PBST.
  • 8. If required, counterstain with DNA fluorescent dyes, e.g. DAPI.
  • 9. Before mounting, coverslips can be very briefly rinsed in water to prevent salt crystals to form.
  • 10. Mount in VectaShield (Vector Labs) or other mounting media with anti-fading agents and seal mounted coverslips with clear nail polish.
Restrictions For Research Use only
Format Liquid
Buffer PBS, 0.01 % Sodium azide
Preservative Sodium azide
Precaution of Use This product contains sodium azide: a POISONOUS AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE which should be handled by trained staff only.
Handling Advice Do not freeze. Protect from light.
Storage 4 °C
Expiry Date 6 months
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