Cat. No. 2505

Nonactin C40H64O12 [6833-84-7]

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Alternative Name: Ammonium Ionophore I

Chemical Name: (1R,2R,5R,7R,10S,11S,14S,16S,19R,20R,23R,25R,28S,29S,32S,34S)-2,5,11,14,20,23,29,32-Octamethyl-4,13,22,31,37,38,39,40-octaoxapentacyclo[,10.116,19.125,28]tetracontane-3,12,21,30-tetrone

Biological Activity

Monovalent cation ionophore that displays selectivity for K+ and NH4+ (K+ = NH4+ > Na+ > Mg2+ > Li+ >> Ca2+ for nonactin-EVA sensor). Induces cation transport across artificial membranes. Also inhibits P-glycoprotein-mediated efflux of chemotherapeutic agents in multiple-drug resistant cancer cells. Antibiotic.

Technical Data

Soluble to 10 mM in ethanol
>93 %
Desiccate at -20°C

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Garcia et al (2003) Determination of potassium ions in pharmaceutical samples by FIA using a potentiometric electrode based on ionophore nonactin occluded in EVA membrane. J.Pharm.Biomed.Anal. 31 11. PMID: 12560044.

Woo et al (1999) Nonactin biosynthesis: the product of nonS catalyzes the formation of the furan ring of nonactic acid. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother. 43 1662. PMID: 10390219.

Borrel et al (1994) Mobile ionophores are a novel class of P-glycoprotein inhibitors. The effects of ionophores on 4'O-tetrahydropyranyl-adriamycin incorporation in K562 drug-resistant cells. Eur.J.Biochem. 223 125. PMID: 7518390.

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