SiR-actin is based on the F-actin binding natural product jasplakinolide. SiR-actin is fluorogenic, cell permeable and highly specific for F-actin. Sir-actin stains endogenous F-actin without the need for genetic manipulation or overexpression. Its emission in the far red minimizes phototoxicity and sample autofluorescence. SiR-actin is compatible with GFP and/or m-cherry fluorescent proteins. It can be imaged with standard Cy5 filtersets. SiR-actin can be used for widefield, confocal, SIM or STED imaging in living cells and tissue. Probe quantity allows 50 – 200 staining experiments.*
λabs 652 nm
εmax 1.0·105 mol-1·cm-1
λfl 674 nm
*Based on the following conditions: 0.5 – 1 ml staining solution / staining experiments with 0.5 – 1 uM probe concentration. The number of staining experiments can be further increased by reducing volume or probe concentration.