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optical activity

[α]20/D −54°, c = 2.8 in methanol(lit.)

mol wt

micellar avg mol wt 70,000

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<0.5 mM (20-25°C)


230-240 °C (dec.) (lit.)


H2O: ~5 % (w/v) (solubilized by heating to 95 °C - 98 °C and then cooling to room temp.)

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Digitonin has been used in a study to assess a procedure for isolating mitochondria from ascites tumor cells. It has also been used in a study to investigate its effect on the cytotoxicity of plant secondary metabolites in cancer cells.


Preparation is free of water-insoluble constituents.


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Oral - STOT RE 2

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



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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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  3. What is the solubility of Product D141, Digitonin?

    The solubility of D141 is tested by heating a 5% solution in water to 95-98°C and then cooling the solution to room temperature. After cooling, the solution should remain practically clear for at least 24 hours. The product can also be dissolved at 100mg/4mL of warm ethanol.

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R W Moreadith et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 137(2), 360-367 (1984-03-01)
A new, improved procedure for isolating mitochondria from ascites tumor cells is described. The unique feature of this technique is the use of digitonin to make the cells susceptible to disruption by Teflon pestle/glass vessel homogenization. The yield and respiratory
Wattamon Srisakuldee et al.
Cardiovascular research, 103(1), 72-80 (2014-03-22)
Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) protects the heart from ischaemia- and reperfusion-induced cell death by a mechanism linked to protein kinase C (PKC)ε-mediated connexin 43 (Cx43) phosphorylation. Cx43 localizes predominantly to gap junctions, but has also been detected at subsarcolemmal
Xianying A Cui et al.
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (70)(70), e50066-e50066 (2012-12-29)
In eukaryotes, most of the messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that encode secreted and membrane proteins are localized to the surface of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). However, the visualization of these mRNAs can be challenging. This is especially true when only a
Xianying A Cui et al.
PLoS biology, 10(5), e1001336-e1001336 (2012-06-09)
In metazoans, the majority of mRNAs coding for secreted and membrane-bound proteins are translated on the surface of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Although the targeting of these transcripts to the surface of the ER can be mediated by the translation
Dominic S Alonzi et al.
Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, 70(15), 2799-2814 (2013-03-19)
Endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD) is a key cellular process whereby misfolded proteins are removed from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) for subsequent degradation by the ubiquitin/proteasome system. In the present work, analysis of the released, free oligosaccharides (FOS) derived from all


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