Phalloidin

General protocol:

Stock Solution: Add 1.5 mL MeOH to vial (~6.6µM)

Aliquots

  • 5 µL stock per 0.5 mL tube
  • Label: Add 200 µL PBS (or PBS 1% BSA), use 50µL per coverslip

Fix cells with formaldehyde

Procedure:

  • 50 uL phalloidin on parafilm in humid chamber
  • coverslip cell side down onto drop
  • 15 - 20 minutes at room temp
  • rinse repeatedly in PBS-Tween-azide
  • blot the corner on a kimwipe
  • Mount on a drop of mounting medium on a slide
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FITC phalloidin

Thermo Fisher F432

From the manufacturer:

Fluorescein phalloidin is a high-affinity F-actin probe conjugated to the green fluorescent dye, fluorescein (FITC).

  • Selectively stains F-actin
  • Excitation/Emission: 496/516 nm
  • Superior to antibody staining
  • Optimal for fixed and permeabilized samples

10 and 20 uL aliquots

In histology freezer

Red phalloidins

Alexa Fluor 568 Phalloidin

Alexa Fluor 568 Phalloidin

Fisher or Invitrogen A 12380

Binds to F-Actin

Ex/Em 578/600

Stock Solution: Add 1.5 mL MeOH to vial (~6.6µM)

Aliquots

  • 5 µL stock per 0.5 mL tube
  • Label: Add 200 µL PBS (or PBS 1% BSA), use 50µL per coverslip

Fix cells with formaldehyde

Procedure:

  • 50 uL phalloidin on parafilm in humid chamber
  • coverslip cell side down onto drop
  • 15 - 20 minutes at room temp
  • rinse repeatedly in PBS-Tween-azide
  • blot the corner on a kimwipe
  • Mount on a drop of mounting medium on a slide

In histology and bioimaging freezers

Rhodamine Phalloidin

Thermo Fisher R415

From the manufacturer:

Rhodamine phalloidin is a high-affinity F-actin probe conjugated to the red-orange fluorescent dye, tetramethylrhodamine (TRITC).

  • Selectively stains F-actin
  • Excitiation/Emission: 540/565 nm
  • Superior to antibody staining
  • Optimal for fixed and permeabilized samples
  • Very widely cited fluorescent phalloidin conjugate

In 262A freezer

Texas Red-X Phalloidin

Thermo Fisher T7471

From the manufacturer:

Texas Red®-X phalloidin is a high-affinity F-actin probe conjugated to our bright, photostable, red fluorescent Texas Red®-X dye.

  • Selectively stains F-actin
  • Outstanding fluorescence performance
  • Excitation/Emission: 591/608 nm
  • Superior to antibody staining
  • Optimal for fixed and permeabilized samples

In histology freezer