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powder, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

Thymine deoxyriboside, 2′-Deoxythymidine, dT, 1-(2-Deoxy-β-D-ribofuranosyl)-5-methyluracil, 1-(2-Deoxy-β-D-ribofuranosyl)thymine
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Quality Level

biological source

synthetic (organic)

product line







cell culture | mammalian: suitable


186-188 °C (lit.)


water: 50 mg/mL, clear, colorless

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Gene Information

human ... DTYMK(1841)

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General description

Thymidine is also referred to as pyrimidine deoxynucleoside. Deoxythymidine is a nucleoside present in DNA. In a DNA double stranded structure, thymidine pairs with deoxyadeninosine.


Thymidine can be used in HT and HAT cocktails for hybridoma fusion, selection and cloning. It has been used:
  • as a nucleotide source in minimal essential medium to evaluate the outgrowth of the iSCNT-derived blastocysts
  • as a supplement in Dulbecco′s Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) selection medium used for the production of anti-neurogranin (NRGN) antibodies
  • to prepare THMG (thymidine, hypoxanthine, glycine, methotrexate) and THG stock solution for cleansing mouse lymphoma cells


1, 5, 10, 25 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Thymidine is useful in cell synchronization during S-phase. In the salvage pathway of pyrimidines, pyrimidine phosphorylase reversibly converts thymine to thymidine.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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  3. How can I solubilize Product T1895, Thymidine?

    This product is soluble in water (50 mg/mL), yielding a clear, colorless solution with heating. For aqueous concentrations higher than 50 mg/mL, solubility can be enhanced with the addition of a small amount of NaOH solution. Add the base drop wise with slow stirring. Thymidine is also soluble in methanol, hot alcohol, hot acetone, hot ethyl acetate, pyridine, glacial acetic acid, and is sparingly soluble in hot chloroform.

  4. What concentration of Product T1895, Thymidine, is used for testing this product for cell culture applications?

    The tested working concentration for cell culture for Thymidine is 8 mg/L.

  5. How can I sterilize a solution of Product T1895, Thymidine?

    Solutions can be sterile filtered using 0.2 μm filters (low protein binding). Do not autoclave solutions.

  6. How long can I store media supplemented with Product T1895, Thymidine?

    Thymidine is a component of Nutrient Mixture F-12 at 0.73mg/L.  This media has an expiration date of 18 months from date of formulation.  You will need to determine if this is appropriate for your application.

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