B3251 Sigma

Berberine chloride form

Synonym: Natural Yellow 18



Fluorescent stain for heparin in mast cells

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An alkaloid with weak antibiotic properties. Substrate for MDR efflux pumps. Antimicrobial activities of berberine is potentiated by the MDR inhibitor 5´-methoxyhydnocarpin (5´-MHC). Berberine upregulates the expression of Pgp in hepatoma cells. Treatment with berberine potentially results in the reduced accumulation of chemotherapeutic drugs.


5, 10, 25 g in glass bottle

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