Chemical Name: (1R,2R,5R,7R,10S,11S,14S,16S,19R,20R,23R,25R,28S,29S,32S,34S)-2,5,11,14,20,23,29,32-Octamethyl-4,13,22,31,37,38,39,40-octaoxapentacyclo[220.127.116.11,10.116,19.125,28]tetracontane-3,12,21,30-tetrone
Biological Activity Monovalent cation ionophore that displays selectivity for K+ and NH4+ (K+ = NH4+ > Na+ > Mg2+ > Li+ >> Ca2+ for nonactin-EVA sensor). Induces cation transport across artificial membranes. Also inhibits P-glycoprotein-mediated efflux of chemotherapeutic agents in multiple-drug resistant cancer cells. Antibiotic.
Soluble to 10 mM in ethanol
Desiccate at -20°C
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