|Product name||BAPTA, tetrasodium salt|
|Features & Benefits||• Highly selective for Ca2+ over Mg2+.
• Used to control the level of extracellular Ca2+.
• More selective for Ca2+ than EDTA and EGTA.
• Its metal binding is less sensitive to pH.
|Usage notes||The recommend stock concentrate is 10 μM. Soluble in buffer solution not containing calcium.|
|Storage instructions||Store at +4°C. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.|
|Shipping||Gel pack with blue ice.|
|Precautions||The product listed herein is for research use only and is not intended for use in human or clinical diagnosis. Suggested applications of our products are not recommendations to use our products in violation of any patent or as a license. We cannot be responsible for patent infringements or other violations that may occur with the use of this product.|
|Background||BAPTA and its derivatives are calcium chelators that are commonly used to form calcium buffers with well-defined calcium concentrations. By injecting the chelators into cells or by incubating cells with the AM ester form of the chelators, one can control the cytosolic calcium concentration, an important means to study the roles of calcium. Key advantages of these calcium chelators include relative insensitivity toward intracellular pH change and fast release of calcium.|
Fig. BAPTA, tetrasodium salt structure formula
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