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Poly-L-lysine hydrobromide

mol wt ≥300,000, lyophilized powder, γ-irradiated, BioXtra, suitable for cell culture

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cell culture | mammalian: suitable


H2O: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy, colorless to faintly yellow

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Recommended as a cell culture substratum when using 0.5 ml of a 0.1 mg/ml solution to coat 25 cm2. Optimal conditions for attachment must be determined for each cell line and application.


Poly-L-lysine is a positively charged amino acid polymer with approximately one HBr per lysine residue. The hydrobromide allows the poly-L-lysine to be in a crystalline form soluble in water. A small amount of product may be found in the beta structure because the HBr interferes with hydrogen bonding between amino and either the carboxyl groups or N or O containing moieties.


Sterile solutions are stable for up to 2 years when stored at 2-8°C. It should be stored desiccated at -20°C.

Analysis Note

Molecular weight based on viscosity. Also assayed by MALLS.

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For additional technical information on polyamino acids please visit the Polyamino acid FAQ resource.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Gustavo Castro et al.
ISRN ophthalmology, 2013, 752161-752161 (2014-02-22)
Purpose. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the retinal integration and differentiation of neurospheres formed by stem cells and mouse neural progenitor cells injected intravitreally in mice eyes with retinal injury. Methods. Eight male C57BL mice, 8 weeks
Sonja Stadler et al.
BMC cell biology, 5(1), 44-44 (2004-11-24)
Between cell divisions the chromatin fiber of each chromosome is restricted to a subvolume of the interphase cell nucleus called chromosome territory. The internal organization of these chromosome territories is still largely unknown. We compared the large-scale chromatin structure of
Stuart B Mazzone et al.
Molecular neurobiology, 57(2), 949-963 (2019-10-21)
Bronchopulmonary sensory neurons are derived from the vagal sensory ganglia and are essential for monitoring the physical and chemical environment of the airways and lungs. Subtypes are heterogenous in their responsiveness to stimuli, phenotype, and developmental origin, but they collectively
Skye E Smith et al.
eNeuro, 7(4) (2020-08-02)
Aberrant migration of inhibitory interneurons can alter the formation of cortical circuitry and lead to severe neurologic disorders including epilepsy, autism, and schizophrenia. However, mechanisms involved in directing the migration of interneurons remain incompletely understood. Using a mouse model, we
Shuhei Ishikura et al.
Nucleic acids research, 48(19), 10848-10866 (2020-10-01)
Centromeres are genomic regions essential for faithful chromosome segregation. Transcription of noncoding RNA (ncRNA) at centromeres is important for their formation and functions. Here, we report the molecular mechanism by which the transcriptional regulator ZFAT controls the centromeric ncRNA transcription

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