Cellular senescence contributes to organismal development, aging, and diverse pathologies, yet available assays to detect senescent cells remain unsatisfactory. Here, we designed and synthesized a lipophilic, biotin-linked Sudan Black B (SBB) analogue suitable for sensitive and specific, antibody-enhanced detection of lipofuscin-containing senescent cells in any biological material. This new hybrid histo-/immunochemical method is easy to perform, reliable, and universally applicable to assess senescence in biomedicine, from cancer research to gerontology.
Keywords: Sudan Black B; aging; biotin‐linked compounds; immunohistochemistry; senescence.
© 2016 The Authors. Aging Cell published by the Anatomical Society and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.