L-Ascorbic acid

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L-Ascorbic acid | CAS No. 50-81-7 | Compounds for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
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Description: Enhances the generation of iPSCs; increases reprogramming efficiency
Alternative Names: L-Ascorbate, Vitamin C

Chemical Name: 3-Oxo-L-gulofuranolactone

Purity: ≥99%

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Biological Activity

L-Ascorbic acid is an inhibitor of Cav3.2 channels (IC50 = 6.5 μM); displays no effect on Cav3.1 or Cav3.3 channels heterologously expressed in HEK 293 cells. Also enhances the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from mouse and human somatic cells by increasing reprogramming efficiency. Commonly used antifade reagent in live cell microscopy. Naturally occurring antioxidant.

For more information about how L-Ascorbic acid may be used, see our protocol: Highly Efficient Generation of CiPSCs from MEFs

Technical Data

Soluble to 500 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Store at RT

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