What does DAPI stand for?

What does DAPI mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: DAPI.

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DAPI

4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole [fluorescent stain]

Medical » Human Genome

   
DAPI

4',6-DiAmidino-2-PhenylIndole

Academic & Science » Chemistry

   
DAPI

4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole

Academic & Science » Botany

   

What does DAPI mean?

DAPI
4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole is a fluorescent stain that binds strongly to A-T rich regions in DNA. It is used extensively in fluorescence microscopy. DAPI can pass through an intact cell membrane therefore it can be used to stain both live and fixed cells, though it passes through the membrane less efficiently in live cells and therefore the effectiveness of the stain is lower.

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