SPY620-BG is the benzylguanine derivative of our SPY620 fluorophore. It emits light in the orange part of the UV-ViS spectrum, it is fluorogenic, highly cell permeable and well suited for STED and SIM superresolution imaging. SPY620-BG can be imaged with e.g. using 610/20 nm and 650/40 nm excitation and emission filters respectively. It can be used for widefield, confocal, SIM or STED imaging in living or fixed cells and tissue. It has a structure similar to MaP618 fluorophore the name used in its original publication in Nature Chemistry1).
Benzylguanine (BG) is the substrate of the self labeling tag SNAP-tag™*. Upon reaction with a BG derivative, SNAP-tag™* forms a covalent bond with the substrate and releases guanine. It allows to permanently attach a fluorescent label to any protein of interest (POI) expressed as SNAP-tag™* fusion.
|Absorbance maximum λabs
|Fluorescence maximum λfl
|Works on fixed cells?
|Yes, any type of fixation method
|STED depletion wavelength
1. “A general strategy to develop cell permeable and fluorogenic probes for multicolour nanoscopy”; Lu Wang, et. al.; Nature Chemistry 12, 165-172, 2020.
*SNAP-tag™ ia a registered trademark of New England Biolabs, Inc.