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Latrunculin A | Inhibits actin polymerization and microfilament organization

Latrunculin A (76343-93-6) inhibits actin polymerization and disrupts microfilament organization.1 Significantly more potent than cytochalasins in the disruption of microfilamament mediated processes.2 Active in cell culture.3,4

1) Coue et al. (1987), Inhibition of actin polymerization by latrunculin; FEBS Lett., 213 316
2) Spector et al. (1989), Latrunculins-novel marine macrolides that disrupt microfilament organization and affect cell growth; Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton, 13 127
3) Wang et al. (2005), Differential effects of latrunculin-A on myofibrils in cultures of skeletal muscle cells: Insights into mechanisms of myofibrillogenesis; Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton, 62 35
4) Reggiori et al. (2005), The actin cytoskeleton is required for selective types of autophagy, but not for non-specific autophagy, in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Mol. Biol. Cell, 16 5843

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Inhibits actin polymerization and microfilament organization
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Molecular Formula:
Soluble in DMSO (up to 25 mg/ml) or in Ethanol (up to 25 mg/ml).
Physical Properties:
White solid
98% by TLC
NMR (Conforms)
Storage Temperature:
Stable for 1 year as supplied. Solutions in DMSO or ethanol may be stored at -20° for up to 3 months.
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