Puromycin aminonucleoside (58-60-6) is the nucleoside moiety of puromycin (Cat.# 10-2100) which does not inhibit protein synthesis or induce apoptosis1. It acts as a glomerular epithelial cell toxin2 and as such is a useful tool for producing animal models of nephropathy3,4, or puromycin aminonucleoside nephrosis (1-2.5 mg/100g rat body weight)5. Active in vivo.
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