B2434 Sigma

Bleomycin sulfate from Streptomyces verticillus

BioXtra, crystalline

Synonym: Blenoxane, Bleo, Blexane


Related Categories Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z, Antibiotics A-F, Antibiotics by Application, Antifungal,
product line   BioXtra
form   crystalline
potency   1.5-2.0 units per mg
solubility   H2O: soluble20 mg/mL, clear, colorless
cation traces   Cu: ≤0.10%
suitability   suitable for cell culture
storage temp.   2-8°C



Recommended for use as a selection agent at 10-100 μg/ml.

Bleomycin is used as a transformed cell selection agent, especially for plant transformants. Recommended for use at 10-100 g/ml. It is also used to induce pulmonary fibrosis and epithelial cell apoptosis. 1,2,3

Biochem/physiol Actions

An antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces verticillus. Binds to DNA, inhibits DNA synthesis and causes DNA scissions at specific base sequences. Needs to bind oxygen and a metal ion such as copper or iron to cleave DNA. Highly selective cleavage of RNA. Inducer and regulator of apoptosis in a variety of cells. Inhibits tumor angiogenesis.

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