Cycloheximide is a highly effective antibiotic with activity against mold, yeast, and phytopathogenic fungi, with lower activity against bacteria. It has been reported to inhibit the synthesis of both proteins and macromolecules, as well as affect apoptosis in eukaryotes. Inhibition of protein synthesis is believed to be mediated through DNA translation arrest, as demonstrated in rat thymocytes. Although cycloheximide has been reported to induce apoptosis in various cells, it has also been shown to inhibit or delay induced apoptosis. These observations suggest that cycloheximide's effect on apoptosis may not be solely through protein translation arrest and that other mechanisms may be involved. Cycloheximide has also been reported to inhibit FKBP12 (peptidylprolylisomerase hFKBP12, PPIase hFKBP12) via competitive inhibition.
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Recommended working concentration in literature is 1μg/mL
Soluble in water (20 mg/ml at 2° C), ethanol (50 mM), chloroform, and ether. Insoluble in saturated hydrocarbons. (Do not store aqueous solutions for more than one day)
Thank you for your question. sc-3508 (Cycloheximide, CAS 66-81-9) is not 100% synthetic. It's semi-fermented and semi-synthetic.
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Date published: 2017-03-09
What is the appearance of the compound?
Asked by: two2igm05
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Date published: 2017-01-17
What is the solubility of this product in DMSO?
Asked by: hawkeye11
Thank you for you question. Cycloheximide, sc-3508, is soluble in DMSO at 32mg/mL.
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Date published: 2019-03-06
What is the country of origin of this compound?
Asked by: two2igm05
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This particular chemical is from China.
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