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DMSO: 5 mg/mL
chloroform: soluble(lit.)
ethyl acetate: soluble(lit.)
methanol: soluble(lit.)
methylene chloride: soluble(lit.)

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General description

(−)-Blebbistatin, a myosin II ATPase inhibitor, does not affect other members of myosin superfamily like I, V and X. Blebbistatin is highly light sensitive, and photobleaching can reverse its effect completely. Blebbistatin is a commonly used as excitation-contraction uncoupling agent in cardiovascular physiology. Blebbistatin controls the inhibitory effect of thrombin on intercellular Ca2+ wave propagation. Blebbistatin reduces cardiac contractility by stabilizing the OFF state of the thick filament.


(−)-Blebbistatin has been used to investigate the effect on cardiac contractility and effect of thrombin on actomyosin contractility


1, 5 mg in glass bottle

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(-)-Blebbistatin is a cell cycle inhibitor; selective inhibitor of non-muscle myosin II.

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11 - Combustible Solids



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Elena Kassianidou et al.
Cell reports, 27(6), 1897-1909 (2019-05-09)
Three-dimensional matrices often contain highly structured adhesive tracks that require cells to turn corners and bridge non-adhesive areas. Here, we investigate these complex processes using micropatterned cell adhesive frames. Spreading kinetics on these matrices depend strongly on initial adhesive position
The myosin II ATPase inhibitor blebbistatin prevents thrombin-induced inhibition of intercellular calcium wave propagation in corneal endothelial cells
Ponsaerts R, et al.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 49(11), 4816-4827 (2008)
Omecamtiv mercabil and blebbistatin modulate cardiac contractility by perturbing the regulatory state of the myosin filament
Kampourakis T, et al.
The Journal of Physiology, 596(1), 31-46 (2018)
Valerie C Coffman et al.
Molecular biology of the cell, 20(24), 5195-5210 (2009-10-30)
Two prevailing models have emerged to explain the mechanism of contractile-ring assembly during cytokinesis in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe: the spot/leading cable model and the search, capture, pull, and release (SCPR) model. We tested some of the basic assumptions
Application of blebbistatin as an excitation-contraction uncoupler for electrophysiologic study of rat and rabbit hearts
Fedorov VV, et al.
Heart Rhythm : the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, 4(5), 619-626 (2007)

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