PhenoVue™ cellular membrane/ER stain (Concanavalin A)
PhenoVue™ Fluor 488 - Concanavalin A is a fluorescentdye conjugated lectin which displays high affinity for glycoproteins and glycolipids present at the cellular membranes. It can be used for cellular membrane staining, particularly the endoplasmic reticulum, and is validated for use in imaging microscopy and high-content screening applications.
PhenoVue Fluor 488 exhibits bright green fluorescence with a maximum excitation wavelength of 495 nm and a maximum emission wavelength of 520 nm.
Concanavalin A is a plant homotetrameric lectin known to activate the immune system or induce apoptosis and autophagy. Concanavalin A displays high affinity for α-mannopyranosyl and α-glucopyranosyl residues of glycoproteins and glycolipids present at the cellular membranes. Fluorescent Concanavalin A derivatives are commonly used for staining the cellular membranes of mammalian cells, particularly the endoplasmic reticulum.
PhenoVue Fluor 488 - Concanavalin A can be used to visualize cellular membranes in immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry, as well as high-content analysis and screening applications.
HeLa cell stained with PhenoVue Fluor 488 - Concanavalin A
Vials per unit
Volume per vial
1 mg (29.2 nmol)
Recommended working concentration
5 µg/mL (146nM)
Max Ex/Em wavelengths (nm)
Common filter set
Live or fixed*
Equivalent number of microplates
1-5 x 96-well microplates
1-5 x 384-well microplates
3-8 x 1536-well microplates