81381

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Mowiol® 4-88

Mw ~31,000

Synonym(s):
Poly(vinyl alcohol)
Linear Formula:
[-CH2CHOH-]n
CAS Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.23

mol wt

Mw ~31,000

Quality Level

extent of labeling

86.7-88.7 mol% hydrolysis
~630 polymerization

ign. residue

≤0.5%

viscosity

3.5-4.5 mPa.s, 4 % in H2O(20 °C)

InChI

1S/C2H4O/c1-2-3/h2-3H,1H2

InChI key

IMROMDMJAWUWLK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Mowiol® is a water soluble hydrocolloid mucoadhesive based on poly (vinyl alcohol). Mowiol® at pH 8.5 has a couple of advantages over other mounting media:
  • its a liquid when the sample is mounted and solidifies after several hours, forming a permanent bond between the coverslip and slide
  • fluorescence is stable when held in dark and at 4oC.

Application

Mowiol® is used as an embedding medium for preserving stained cell dishes in the study of siRNA array production of HeLa cells. Mowiol® is also reported to be used as a mounting medium in:
  • design of TSAR and its applications
  • detection of the secreted and cytoplasmic fractions of IpaB, IpaC and IpaD by lysozyme permeabilization
  • fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP).

Mowiol® may be used as a coating for sensors based on piezoelectric quartz crystals. Another probable use of Mowiol® is during the study of super fluorescence imaging of biocompatible carbon dots.

Packaging

50, 250 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Legal Information

Mowiol is a registered trademark of Kuraray Europe GmbH

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

No data available

Flash Point(C)

No data available

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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Lung cancer is one of the main causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide and radiotherapy is a major treatment of choice. However, radioresistance is a main reason for radiotherapy failure or tumor relapse. Here, we investigated possible mechanisms associated with cancer...
Super-resolution fluorescence imaging of biocompatible carbon dots.
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Nanoscale, 6, 8614-8623 (2014)
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The growing number of studies suggested that inhibition of autophagy enhances the efficacy of Akt kinase inhibitors in cancer therapy. Here, we provide evidence that ML-9, a widely used inhibitor of Akt kinase, myosin light-chain kinase (MLCK) and stromal interaction...
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Nature communications, 9(1), 3535-3535 (2018-09-01)
Pre-leukemic stem cells (pre-LSCs) give rise to leukemic stem cells through acquisition of additional gene mutations and are an important source of relapse following chemotherapy. We postulated that cell-cycle kinetics of pre-LSCs may be an important determinant of clonal evolution...

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