Mouse Intestine Thin Section

B-2E/C Bandpass Emission (Medium Bandwidth Excitation) Blue Set

Fluorescence emission intensity from a thin section of mouse intestine stained with Alexa Fluor 350 wheat germ agglutinin, a blue fluorescent lectin that is specific to the mucus of goblet cells. The ultraviolet absorption maximum of Alexa Fluor 350 is 346 nanometers and the emission maximum is 442 nanometers, which hinders the ability to image the dye with blue excitation filter combinations. In addition, the specimen was simultaneously stained with Alexa Fluor 568 phalloidin (filamentous actin; 600 nanometer emission) and SYTOX Green (nuclei; 504 nanometer excitation and 523 nanometer emission). Note the presence of clean signal (low background) from the green fluorophore, but the absence of fluorescence intensity from the blue and red probes.

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