Synonym: Cholesterol rhodamine; TMR cholesterol; TAMRA cholesterol.
Cholesterol tetramethylrhodaimine is one of SLT's fatty acid lipid rhodamine conjugates that is lipophilic. Cholesterol is an essential cell membrane component that has high hyhydrophobicity. Rhodamine labeled cholesterol is able to incorporate into cell membrane or membrane of liposome. Strong red fluorescence from tetramethylrhodamine can be easily detected by common fluorometers or fluorescent microscope.Cholesterol rhodamine conjugate thus can be used for membrane imaging applications.