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γ-irradiated, powder, BioXtra, suitable for cell culture

11β,17α,21-Trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, Cortisol, Reichstein’s substance M, 4-Pregnene-11β,17α,21-triol-3,20-dione, 17-Hydroxycorticosterone, Kendall’s compound F
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biological source

synthetic (organic)



product line



≥80% (HPLC)




cell culture | mammalian: suitable


211-214 °C (lit.)


ethanol: 1 mg/mL, clear

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room temp

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General description

Hydrocortisone for use in epithelial and endothelial adherent cell culture applications.


Hydrocortisone is used for the following applications:
  • Used in myogenic induction and identification
  • Used in long-term stromal cultures and methylcellulose cultures (one of the components in the culture medium)
  • Used in adipogenic differentiation (one of the components in adipogenic medium)
  • Used in cell culture: The human mammary epithelial cell MCF-10A cells were maintained in DMEM/F12 and supplemented with hydrocortisone along with other components
  • The SUM149 cell line was established from a primary IBC and grown in FBS supplemented with Ham′s F12 medium containing insulin and hydrocortisone
  • Used in differentiation assays of melanoma spheroid cells

Biochem/physiol Actions

Primary glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. It has three times the anti-inflammatory potency of corticosterone but much lower Na2+ retention potency.

Physical form

powder-RT; stock-frozen in working aliquots, avoid repeated freeze/thaw


To prepare 50 μg/mL stock solution; add 1 mL absolute ethanol, gently swirl to dissolve, add 19 mL sterile medium while mixing.


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Hazard Classifications

Repr. 1A - STOT RE 2

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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