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Z4250 Sigma

Zymosan A from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

for inducing inflamatory response



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form   powder with small lumps
color   off-white to light brown
storage temp.   2-8°C


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Biochem/physiol Actions

Zymosan is prepared from yeast cell wall and consists of protein-carbohydrate complexes. It is used to induce experimental sterile inflammation. In macrophages, zymosan-induced responses include the induction of proinflammatory cytokines, arachidonate mobilization, protein phosphorylation, and inositol phosphate formation. Zymosan A also raises cyclin D2 levels suggesting a role for the latter in macrophage activation besides proliferation. It potentiates acute liver damage after galactosamine injection suggesting that certain types of nonparenchymal cells other than Kupffer cells are involved in zymosan action.


1, 5 g in poly bottle

250 mg in glass bottle

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 

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Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
A Certificate of Analysis is available by lot number and can be obtained through our Advanced Search Option: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/AdvancedSearchPage.do
What is the appearance of Product Z4250, Zymosan?
The product is a powder which is described on the specification sheet at our website. Click on the link: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/DataSheetPage.do?brandKey=SIGMA&symbol=Z4250
What is the particle size of Product Z4250, Zymosan?
Sigma-Aldrich does not measure the particle size of zymosan. The average diameter of zymosan particles has been reported to be about 3 µm, as described on the product information sheet, with the cited reference. This document, which has additional useful information, can be accessed from our website by clicking on the link: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/etc/medialib/docs/Sigma/Product_Information_Sheet/z4250pis.Par.0001.File.tmp/z4250pis.pdf.
How can I solubilize Zymosan, Product Z4250?
Solubility information can be found in the product information sheet on our website. Click on the following link:  http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/etc/medialib/docs/Sigma/Product_Information_Sheet/z4250pis.Par.0001.File.tmp/z4250pis.pdf
How can Product Z4250, Zymosan be prepared for use in a properdin assay?
Information on preparation of zymosan for use in a properdin assay, which includes boiling zymosan suspensions, is described on the product information sheet at our website. Click on the link:  http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/sigma/product%20information%20sheet/z4250pis.pdf
Can Product Z4250, Zymosan suspension be autoclaved?
We have no information as to whether zymosan suspensions can be autoclaved.  However, suspensions are stable to boiling conditions.
What is the source of the Zymosan in Product Z4250?
This zymosan is prepared from single cell yeast.
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