3Dye Minimal Labeling Kit for two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis

Cat. # Quantity Price Lead time
2.5 nmol
–   1 days
5 nmol
$275 1 days
10 nmol
$425 1 days
25 nmol
$655 1 days
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3Dye Kit is specially designed set of fluorophores for the efficient assay of complex mixtures of proteins (proteomes). The Kit allows performing precise comparison of protein expression in two or three samples of lysates. Perfect mobility matching and bright dye fluorescence allows for high efficient detection and high resolution of minor proteins on 2D gel electrophoresis. Each kit contains three dyes, two for both samples, one for internal standard. Auxiliary components are included as well.

2D DIGE Gel containing Cy2, Cy3, and Cy5 labeled proteins

The Kit is compatible with all imagers capable of detection of Cy2, Cy3, and Cy5 dyes. The gels labeled with Lumiprobe 3Dye 2D DIGE Kit are ready for subsequent mass-spectrometrical analysis.

Each 3Dye 2D DIGE Kit contains reactive NHS esters of Cyanine2, Cyanine3, and Cyanine5 dyes, and labeling grade dimethylformamide (DMF) solvent. Cyanine2 can be used as a reference which can be added to both samples.

Reactive dyes are contained in lyophilized form, which prolonges shelf-life of the Kit. Each tube contains exactly the same quantity of reactive dyes (variation within 10%). Re-constitution of the NHS esters with included DMF guarantees that labeling efficiency of Cyanine2, Cyanine3, and Cyanine5 remains the same during entire term of kit use.

Recommended protocol

Recommended protocol is available. However, if you are using other labeling dyes for differential proteomics, you can switch seamlessly, and continue using your standard protocols.

Performance evaluation

Two lysates of different Helicobacter Pylori strains were analyzed using dyes produced by competitor (left panel) and Lumiprobe 3Dye 2D DIGE Kit (right panel). The images taken by GE Healthcare Typhoon 9410 imager are shown below.

A comparison between competitor and Lumiprobe 3Dye 2D DIGE Kit


General properties

Appearance: Dyes: small amounts of material in plastic vials. DMF: colorless liquid.
Storage conditions: Storage: 12 months after receival at -20°C in the dark. Transportation: at room temperature for up to 3 weeks. Avoid prolonged exposure to light. Desiccate.
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Storage time in months: 12


  1. Bessonova, T. A.; Fando, M. S.; Kostareva, O. S.; Tutukina, M. N.; Ozoline, O. N.; Gelfand, M. S.; Nikulin, A. D.; Tishchenko, S. V. Differential Impact of Hexuronate Regulators ExuR and UxuR on the Escherichia Coli Proteome. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2022, 23(15), 8379. doi: 10.3390/ijms23158379
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