from Streptomyces albus, ≥98% (HPLC)

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Streptomyces albus

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≥98% (HPLC)


112.5-113.5 °C (lit.)

Mode of action

cell membrane | interferes

antibiotic activity spectrum


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General description

Chemical structure: polyether


Salinomycin was used as a standard in the development of LC-MS/MS method for detection of residual coccidiostats in egg and muscle samples. It was used to screen out CD44+CD24- mesenchymal-like subpopulation within breast carcinomas.


5, 25, 50 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Salinomycin produced by Streptomyces albus is a carboxylic polyether ionophore with antibiotic and anti-cancer properties. It induces cell death in some types of cancer cells such as breast, lung, gastric cancer, leukemia and osteosarcoma. Salinomycin inhibits multidrug resistance protein 1 and induces apoptosis by the generation of reactive oxygen species that cause DNA damage and inactivation of Stat3. Use of salinomycin as antibiotic results in lowered spermatozoa count and motility and decreased steroidogenesis in mice.


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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3462 6.1 / PGII

WGK Germany


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Soshi Kusunoki et al.
Gynecologic oncology, 129(3), 598-605 (2013-03-19)
We previously demonstrated that side-population (SP) cells in human endometrial cancer cells (Hec1 cells) and in rat endometrial cells expressing oncogenic human K-Ras protein (RK12V cells) have features of cancer stem cells (CSCs). Hec1-SP cells showed enhanced migration and the...
Jan Czerwiński et al.
Archives of animal nutrition, 66(2), 102-116 (2012-05-31)
The effect of dietary sodium butyrate (SB) or salinomycin (SAL) or both additives on performance, small intestinal morphology and microbial ecology of broiler chickens was studied. A growth trial was conducted with 96 Ross 308 female broilers from 1 to...
J S van der Linde-Sipman et al.
Veterinary pathology, 36(2), 152-156 (1999-03-31)
In April 1996, an outbreak of toxic polyneuropathy in cats occurred in the Netherlands. All cats had been fed one of two brands of dry cat food from one manufacturer. Chemical analyses of these foods, stomach contents, and liver and...
Devraj Basu et al.
Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.), 10(12), 2008-2016 (2011-05-12)
Curative eradication of all cells within carcinomas is seldom achievable with chemotherapy alone. This limitation may be partially attributable to tumor cell subpopulations with intrinsic resistance to current drugs. Within squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cell lines, we previously characterized a...
Bei Zhang et al.
Oncology reports, 29(4), 1371-1378 (2013-01-23)
In order to search for alternative agents to overcome chemoresistance during the treatment of ovarian cancer, this study aimed to examine the anticancer effects and action mechanism of salinomycin, a selective inhibitor of cancer stem cells, on cisplatin-resistant human ovarian...

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