Swiss Mouse Embryo Cells Stained with DiD
Cy5 HYQ Bandpass Emission (Wide Bandwidth Excitation) Red Set
Fluorescence emission intensity from a culture of albino Swiss mouse embryo cells (3T3line) stained with the carbocyanine dye DiD, which targets lipophilic organelles, including the plasma membrane. The visible light absorption maximum of DiD is 644 nanometers and the emission maximum occurs at 665 nanometers. The image was captured in 12-bit grayscale mode, but subsequently pseudocolored by converting to the RGB color palette and setting the green and blue channels to zero (to produce a red image). Carbocyanine probes are often utilized in apoptosis experiments and as tracers for cellular migration.