Life Science

Bio Brief: Pristane - P2870

Sigma has developed a synthetic alternative to shark-derived pristane. Originally, pristane was isolated from the basking shark. When the basking shark became endangered, Sigma began offering a unique, synthetic pristane for research applications.

Pristane is used to induce inflammatory diseases, such as lupus and arthritis, and plasmacytomas in rodent models. Secondly, pristane is used in the priming of mice to promote ascites tumor formation and improve monoclonal antibody production yield.

  • >= 98% by gas chromatography
  • World-wide availability
  • Product number P2870

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