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S4521

Sigma-Aldrich

Saponin Quillaja sp.

Sapogenin content 20-35 %

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NACRES:
NA.32

Quality Level

description

non-ionic

composition

Sapogenin content, 20-35%

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
protein quantification: suitable

sulfated ash

≤10%

General description

Saponins are steroid or triterpenoid glycosides. They are biosurfactants that have several uses in the food and cosmetic industry.

Application

Saponin from Quillaja bark has been used:
  • to stain fertilized oocytes
  • in the analysis of intracellular cytokine production
  • to permeabilize dendritic cells

Packaging

10, 25 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Saponins solubilize the low density lipoprotein (LDL) fraction of cholesterol in micelles, thus lowering their concentration. Saponin from Quillaja bark is used as a flavoring agent in food and beverages. This saponin has been shown to enhance immune-cell proliferation in vitro.
Potent hemolytic when injected i.v.; surfactant that enhances penetration of proteins and other macromolecules through cell membranes; it also has been used as an adjuvant for vaccines.

Preparation Note

Purified to remove low molecular weight contaminants 

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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