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Cat.No. 1228 - Nocodazole | C14H11N3O3S | CAS No. 31430-18-9
Description: Microtubule inhibitor
Chemical Name: [5-(2-Thienylcarbonyl)-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl]carbonic acid, methyl ester
Purity: ≥95% (HPLC)
Citations (7)

Biological Activity

Microtubule inhibitor; inhibits mitosis. Also inhibits autophagosome-lysosome fusion. Enhances homology-directed repair (HDR) efficiency 9 to 31% (depending on cell cycle phase) and increases Cas9-mediated gene editing frequencies.

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Technical Data

M. Wt 301.32
Formula C14H11N3O3S
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥95% (HPLC)
CAS Number 31430-18-9
PubChem ID 4122
Smiles COC(=O)NC1=NC2=CC(=CC=C2N1)C(=O)C1=CC=CS1

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 15.07 50

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.32 mL 16.59 mL 33.19 mL
5 mM 0.66 mL 3.32 mL 6.64 mL
10 mM 0.33 mL 1.66 mL 3.32 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.33 mL 0.66 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Vasquez et al (1997) Nanomolar concentrations of nocodazole alter microtubule dynamic instability in vivo and in vitro. Mol.Biol.Cell 8 973 PMID: 9201709

Webb et al (2004) Microtubule disruption inhibits autophagosome-lysosome fusion: implications for studying the roles of aggresomes in polyglutamine diseases. Int.J.Biochem.Cell Biol. 36 2541 PMID: 15325591

Mizushima et al (2010) Methods in mammalian autophagy research. Cell 140 313 PMID: 20144757

Lin et al (2014) Enhanced homology-directed human genome engineering by controlled timing of CRISPR/Cas9 delivery. Elife 3 e04766 PMID: 25497837

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7 Citations for Nocodazole

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

Rood et al (2011) Methods for purification of proteins associated with cellular poly(ADP-ribose) and PARP-specific poly(ADP-ribose). Anal Biochem 780 153 PMID: 21870260

Guo et al (2016) Site-specific proteasome phosphorylation controls cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. Front Cell Neurosci 18 202 PMID: 26655835

Lin et al (2015) Drosophila homologue of Diaphanous 1 (DIAPH1) controls the metastatic potential of colon cancer cells by regulating microtubule-dependent adhesion. Nat Commun 6 18577 PMID: 26124177

Tauchman et al (2015) Stable kinetochore-microtubule attachment is sufficient to silence the spindle assembly checkpoint in human cells. Nat Cell Biol 6 10036 PMID: 26620470

Hutchins and Wray (2014) Capture of microtubule plus-ends at the actin cortex promotes axophilic neuronal migration by enhancing microtubule tension in the leading process. Methods Mol Biol 8 400 PMID: 25505874

Seese et al (2012) LTP induction translocates cortactin at distant synapses in wild-type but not Fmr1 knock-out mice. J Neurosci 32 7403 PMID: 22623686

Schapitz et al (2010) Neuroligin 1 is dynamically exchanged at postsynaptic sites. Oncotarget 30 12733 PMID: 20861378

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