CLIP-Cell™ 430

  • Catalog # S9216 was discontinued on January 01, 2013
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    CLIP-Cell™ 430 is a blue fluorescent substrate that can be used to label CLIP-tag™ fusion proteins inside living cells, on cell surfaces, or in vitro. This cell-permeable substrate (BC-430) is based on diethylaminocoumarin and is suitable for appropriate blue lasers and filter sets. It has an excitation maximum at 421 nm and emission maximum at 484 nm. This package includes 50 nmol of CLIP-Cell 430 substrate, sufficient to make 10 ml of a 5 µM CLIP-tag fusion protein labeling solution.

    The CLIP-tag protein labeling system enables the specific, covalent attachment of virtually any molecule to a protein of interest. CLIP-tag is a protein tag based on human O6-alkylguanine-DNAalkyltransferase (hAGT). CLIP-tag substrates are derivatives of benzylcytosine (BC). In the labeling reaction, the substituted benzyl group of the substrate is covalently attached to the reactive cysteine of CLIP-tag forming a stable thioether bond.  Although CLIP-tag is based on the same protein as SNAP-tag®, the benzylcytosine substrates form a separate class of substrates, different from the benzylguanine substrates recognized by SNAP-tag. CLIP-tag and SNAP-tag can be used for orthogonal and complementary labeling of two proteins simultaneously in the same cells. 

    There are two steps to using this system: subcloning and expression of the protein of interest as a CLIP-tag fusion, and labeling of the fusion with the CLIP-tag substrate of choice. Expression of CLIP-tag fusion proteins is described in the documentation supplied with CLIP-tag plasmids. The labeling of the fusion proteins with the CLIP-Tag substrate is described in this document.

    Figure 1:
    Live COS-7 cells transiently transfected with pCLIP-H2B. Cells were labeled with CLIP-Cell 430 (blue) for 60 minutes and superimposed over Brightfield image.
    Figure 2:
    Excitation (dotted line) and emission spectra of CLIP-Cell 430 coupled to CLIP-tag in buffer at pH 7.5
    Figure 3. Structure of CLIP-Cell 430 (MW 473.5 g/mol).
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