Thiourea is an analogue of urea, containing sulphur.
Thiourea has been used:
- as a component in ice cold sample buffer for protein analysis
- in intracellular extraction buffer for the extraction of soluble intracellular proteins
- as a component of electrophoresis buffer
Chaotropic agent; strong denaturant. Increases solubility and recovery of proteins
5, 100, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle
5, 12 kg in poly drum
Thiourea is a free radical scavenger of the peroxide radical. It was shown to inhibit lipid peroxidation and ultraviolet (UV)-induced crosslinking of collagen. Bud dormancy in plants can be inhibited by thiourea, which is used as a growth stimulator. It is also known to be used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
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