Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is an aminopolycarboxylic acid (APCAs). It serves as a metal chelating agent. EDTA is an anticoagulant, which prevents blood clotting by chelating calcium from the blood. EDTA-mediated platelet aggregation leads to pseudothrombocytopenia.. It is used to treat poisoning caused by heavy metals such as mercury and lead.
0.5M EDTA has been used as a constituent of Dulbecco′s phosphate‐buffered saline (DPBS) for resuspension of trypsinized Human embryonic kidney 293T (HEK293T) cells in ataxin‐1 aggregation kinetics assay. It may also be used in chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays.
0.5M EDTA, pH 8.0.
Storage and Stability
1 year at 4°C
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