Hygromycin B

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Cat.No. 4137 - Hygromycin B | C20H37N3O13 | CAS No. 31282-04-9
Description: Aminoglycoside antibiotic; active against prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Chemical Name: O-6-Amino-6-deoxy-L-glycero-D-galacto-heptopyranosylidene-(1-2-3)-O-β-D-talopyranosyl(1-5)-2-deoxy-N3-methyl-D-streptamine
Purity: ≥90% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Aminoglycoside antibiotic. Active against both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Inhibits protein synthesis by binding to the 30S subunit and inhibiting the ribosomal translocation step of elongation.

Technical Data

M. Wt 527.52
Formula C20H37N3O13
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥90% (HPLC)
CAS Number 31282-04-9
PubChem ID 90488914
Smiles O[C@H]([C@@H](NC)C[C@@H](N)[C@@H]4O)C4O[C@H]1[C@]2([H])[C@](OC3(O[C@]([H])([C@@H](N)CO)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H]3O)O2)([H])[C@@H](O)[C@@H](CO)O1

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 52.75 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.9 mL 9.48 mL 18.96 mL
5 mM 0.38 mL 1.9 mL 3.79 mL
10 mM 0.19 mL 0.95 mL 1.9 mL
50 mM 0.04 mL 0.19 mL 0.38 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Blochlinger and Diggelmann (1984) Hygromycin B phosphotransferase as a selectable marker for DNA transfer experiments with higher eukaryotic cells. Mol.Cell.Biol. 4 2929 PMID: 6098829

Brodersen et al (2000) The structural basis for the action of the antibiotics tetracycline, pactamycin, and hygromycin B on the 30S ribosomal subunit. Cell 103 1143 PMID: 11163189

Ganoza and Kiel (2001) A ribosomal ATPase is a target for hygromycin B inhibition on Escherichia coli ribosomes. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother. 45 2813 PMID: 11557474

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