ICG Maleimide is thiol reactive near infrared (NIR) fluorescent dye and used to generate a stable fluorescence signal in bioimaging. NIR fluorescence allows to observe the deep image from the surface of skin and being utilized in a wide range of research fields. The maxima of Ex/Em values are at 785/812 nm. ICG might be excited using 750-800 nm laser line or LED and displays excellent optical property. Maleimides selectively label thiols of cysteine residue via 1,4-addition pathway, without interacting with amines, to form thioether linkage. Maleimides apparently do not react with methionine, histidine or tyrosine, but they might react with primary amines under strong basic environment. We offer ICG maleimide for labeling of antibodies, peptides, proteins, ligands, and amplification substrates optimized for cellular labeling and NIR imaging.
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