FITC-Trehalose (Fluorescein isothiocyanate trehalose) is a fluorescent derivative of trehalose. In nature, trehalose can be found in animals, plants, and microorganisms. The trehalose is then broken down into glucose by the catabolic enzyme trehalase. FITC-trehalose has a molecular weight of 731.7 Da. All batches are checked for molecular weight, degree of substitution, loss on drying and free FITC. FITC-DEAE-trehalose is supplied as a yellow powder.
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Trehalose, also known as mycose or tremalose, is a natural α-linked 1,1-Glucose disaccharide – lacking a reducing end and very resistant to acidic hydrolysis.
FITC-trehalose has an excitation maximum at 493 nm and an emission maximum at 520 nm.
Storage and stability
FITC-trehalose is stable for more than 6 years when stored dry in well-sealed containers at ambient temperature.
FITC-trehalose dissolves readily in water.
A number of application areas of trehalose are currently being explored, for example treatments of amyloidosis, depression and dry eyes. Read more about applications here.
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