Catalog Number: 1233
Alternate Names: Zygosporin A
Chemical Name: (7S,13E,16S,18R,19E,21R)-21-(Acetyloxy)- 7,18-dihydroxy-16,18-dimethyl-10-phenyl[11]cytochalasa-6(12),13,19-triene-1,17-dione
Biological Activity
Potent disruptor of actin filament function. Alters tight junction permeability. Unlike cytochalasin B (Cat. No. 5474), does not inhibit monosaccharide transport across the plasma membrane.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 10 mM in ethanol with gentle warming and to 50 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Cytochalasin D stimulation of tyrosine phosphorylation and phosphotyrosine-associated kinase activity in vascular smooth muscle cells.
    Abedi and Zachary
    Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun., 1998;245:646
  2. Interaction of cytochalasin D with actin filaments in the presence of ADP and ATP.
    Carlier et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 1986;261:2041
  3. Concentration-dependent effects of cytochalasin D on tight junctions and actin filaments in MDCK epithelial cells.
    Stevenson and Begg
    J.Cell Sci., 1994;107:367

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