Monensin sodium salt

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Cat.No. 5223 - Monensin sodium salt | C36H61NaO11 | CAS No. 22373-78-0
Description: Sodium ionophore; antibacterial agent
Chemical Name: 2-[5-Ethyltetrahydro-5-[tetrahydro-3-methyl-5-[tetrahydro-6-hydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)-3,5-dimethyl-2H-pyran-2-yl]-2-furyl]-2-furyl]-9-hydroxy-β-methoxy-α,γ,2,8-tetramethyl-1,6-Dioxaspiro[4.5]decane-7-butyric acid sodium salt

Biological Activity

Sodium ionophore. Neutralizes acidic intracellular compartments. Disrupts Golgi apparatus structure and inhibits vesicular transport in eukaryotic cells. Induces apoptosis in prostate cancer cells. Antiprotozoal, antibacterial and antifungal agent.

Technical Data

M. Wt 692.85
Formula C36H61NaO11
Storage Store at +4°C
CAS Number 22373-78-0
PubChem ID 23667299
Smiles C[C@@H]([C@@H](OC)[C@@H](C(O[Na])=O)C)[C@]1([H])[C@H](C)[C@@H](O)C[C@]2(CC[C@]([C@]3([H])O[C@@]([C@@]4([H])[C@@H](C)C[C@@]([C@]5([H])[C@@H](C)C[C@@H](C)[C@@](CO)(O)O5)([H])O4)(CC)CC3)(C)O2)O1

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
ethanol 69.28 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.44 mL 7.22 mL 14.43 mL
5 mM 0.29 mL 1.44 mL 2.89 mL
10 mM 0.14 mL 0.72 mL 1.44 mL
50 mM 0.03 mL 0.14 mL 0.29 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Mollenhauer et al (1990) Alteration of intracellular traffic by monensin; mechanism, specificity and relationship to toxicity. Biochim.Biophys.Acta 1031 225 PMID: 2160275

Łowicki and Huczyński (2013) Structure and antimicrobial properties of monensin A and its derivatives: summary of the achievements. Biomed.Res.Int 2013 PMID: 23509771

Ketola et al (2010) Monensin is a potent inducer of oxidative stress and inhibitor of androgen signaling leading to apoptosis in prostate cancer cells. Mol.Cancer Ther. 9 3175 PMID: 21159605

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