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1,6-Hexanediol | CAS No. 629-11-8 | General Laboratory Research Reagent
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Description: Tool for probing liquid-liquid phase separation

Purity: ≥98%

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Biological Activity

1,6-Hexanediol is a widely used tool to probe liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) in cells. Disrupts hydrophobic interaction-induced phase separation assemblies both in vitro and in vivo. Dissolves LLPS condensates, such as P bodies, but not solid-like condensates, such as protein aggregates and cytoskeletal assemblies.Typically used as a 3-10% solution (w/v). Disrupts cellular structures in yeast and alters cellular morphology in HeLa cells.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Store at RT

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Background References

  1. Basal condensation of Numb and Pon complex via phase transition during Drosophila neuroblast asymmetric division.
    Shan et al.
    Nat.Commun., 2018;9:737
  2. Distinct stages in stress granule assembly and disassembly.
    Wheeler et al.
    Elife, 2016;5:e18413
  3. Hexanediol: a chemical probe to investigate the material properties of membrane-less compartments.
    Kroschwald et al.
    Matters, 2017;

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