Latrunculin A

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Cat.No. 3973 - Latrunculin A | C22H31NO5S | CAS No. 76343-93-6
Description: Inhibitor of actin assembly and polymerization
Chemical Name: 4-[(1R,4Z,8E,10Z,12S,15R, 17R)-17-Hydroxy-5,12-dimethyl-3-oxo-2,16-dioxabicyclo[13.3.1]nonadeca-4,8,10-trien-17-yl)-2-thiazolidinone
Citations (6)

Biological Activity

Reversible inhibitor of actin assembly; blocks actin adenine nucleotide exchange. Complexes with actin in vitro and interacts with actin monomers only, unlike cytochalasins. Prevents actin repolymerization into filaments and disrupts the actin cytoskeleton.

Technical Data

M. Wt 421.55
Formula C22H31NO5S
Storage Store at -20°C
CAS Number 76343-93-6
PubChem ID 445420
Smiles C[C@@H](CC[C@]2([H])C[C@@](C[C@](O)([C@]3([H])CSC(N3)=O)O2)([H])O1)\C=C/C=C/CC/C(C)=C\C1=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 4.22 10

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.37 mL 11.86 mL 23.72 mL
5 mM 0.47 mL 2.37 mL 4.74 mL
10 mM 0.24 mL 1.19 mL 2.37 mL
50 mM 0.05 mL 0.24 mL 0.47 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Yarmola et al (2000) Actin-latrunculin A structure and function. J.Biol.Chem. 275 28120 PMID: 10859320

Morton et al (2000) Latrunculin alters the actin-monomer subunit interface to prevent polymerization. Nat.Cell Biol. 2 376 PMID: 10854330

Blasberger et al (1989) On the chemistry of latrunculins A and B. Liebigs.Ann.Chem. 1989 1171 PMID:

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6 Citations for Latrunculin A

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Latrunculin A include:

Oenema et al (2016) Bronchoconstriction Induces TGF-β Release and Airway Remodelling in Guinea Pig Lung Slices. Oncotarget 8 e65580 PMID: 23840342

Han et al (2016) Macrophages redirect phagocytosis by non-professional phagocytes and influence inflammation Nature 539 570 PMID: 27820945

Suzuki et al (2015) Spatiotemporal quantification of subcellular ATP levels in a single HeLa cell during changes in morphology. Neuron 5 16874 PMID: 26575097

Araki et al (2015) Rapid dispersion of SynGAP from synaptic spines triggers AMPA receptor insertion and spine enlargement during LTP. PLoS One 85 173 PMID: 25569349

Arash et al (2014) Arhgef7 promotes activation of the Hippo pathway core kinase Lats. EMBO J 33 2997 PMID: 25425573

Dalton and Carroll (2013) Biased inheritance of mitochondria during asymmetric cell division in the mouse oocyte. J Cell Sci 126 2955 PMID: 23659999

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