Cytochalasin B

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Cat.No. 5474 - Cytochalasin B | C29H37NO5 | CAS No. 14930-96-2
Description: Inhibitor of actin polymerization
Chemical Name: (3E,5R,9R,11E,12aS,13S,15S,15aS,16S,18aS)-6,7,8,9,10,12a,13,14,15,15a,16,17-Dodecahydro-5,13-dihydroxy-9,15-dimethyl-14-methylene-16-(phenylmethyl)-2H-oxacyclotetradecino[2,3-d]isoindole-2,18(5H)-dione
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (2)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for Cytochalasin B

Cytochalasin B is an inhibitor of actin polymerization. Inhibits cell division, migration and glucose transport. Causes G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in HCT-116 colorectal carcinoma cells. Cell permeable.

Technical Data for Cytochalasin B

M. Wt 479.61
Formula C29H37NO5
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 14930-96-2
PubChem ID 5311281
Smiles C=C([C@H]1C)[C@@H](O)[C@]([C@@]2(O3)[C@]1([H])[C@H](CC4=CC=CC=C4)NC2=O)([H])/C=C/C[C@H](C)CCC[C@@H](O)/C=C/C3=O

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Solubility Data for Cytochalasin B

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 4.8 10 with gentle warming

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.1 mM 20.85 mL 104.25 mL 208.5 mL
0.5 mM 4.17 mL 20.85 mL 41.7 mL
1 mM 2.09 mL 10.43 mL 20.85 mL
5 mM 0.42 mL 2.09 mL 4.17 mL

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Product Datasheets for Cytochalasin B

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References for Cytochalasin B

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Theodoropoulos et al (1994) Cytochalasin B may shorten actin filaments by a mechanism independent of barbed end capping. Biochem.Pharmacol. 47 1875 PMID: 8204105

Whitesell et al (2005) Compartmentalization of transport and phosphorylation of glucose in a hepatoma cell line. Biochem.J. 386 245 PMID: 15473866

Buldak et al (2014) Changes in subcellular localization of visfatin in human colorectal HCT-116 carcinoma cell line after cytochalasin B treatment. Eur.J.Histochem. 58 2408 PMID: 25308845

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2 Citations for Cytochalasin B

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Cytochalasin B include:

Bernier et al (2019) Nanoscale Surveillance of the Brain by Microglia via cAMP-Regulated Filopodia. Cell Rep 27 2895 PMID: 31167136

Diaz-Garcia et al (2017) Neuronal Stimulation Triggers Neuronal Glycolysis and Not Lactate Uptake. Cell Metab 26 361 PMID: 28768175

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