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Staurosporine from Streptomyces sp.

for molecular biology, ≥95% (HPLC)

staurosporine, Antibiotic AM-2282, protein kinase c inhibitor
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for molecular biology


≥95% (HPLC)

antibiotic activity spectrum


Mode of action

enzyme | inhibits

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General description

Chemical structure: indol derivative


Staurosporine from Streptomyces sp. was used to induce cell death in MDCK, 293T, Vero, HeLa, and Swiss Webster primary macrophage cells.5 It was used to study the effect of caspase activation on human sperm quality.6


0.1, 0.5, 1 mg in serum bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Partially reverses MDR, sensitizing cells with MDR phenotype to cytotoxic agents. Inhibits Pgp phosphorylation. However, functional significance of Pgp phosphorylation is ill defined.
Potent inhibitor of phospholipid/calcium-dependent protein kinase. Inhibits the upregulation of VEGF expression in tumor cells.

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Analysis Note

Tested for inhibition of interleukin 2 production in Jurkat cells.


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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 4 - Carc. 1B - Muta. 1B - Repr. 2

Storage Class Code

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



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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  5. What concentration of Staurosporin is used for the release of microparticles from apoptotic cells?

    Staurosporin can induce apopotosis in Jurkat cells (106/ml) at 1 ug/ml following a 1-2 hour incubation at 37°C. For the release of microparticles from apoptotic Jurkat cells, use staurosporin at 1 uM for 107 cells/ml. Please see the reference below for further details. Apoptosis 15(5):586, 2010.

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Subhasish Saha et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(17) (2020-08-23)
Heterocytous cyanobacteria are among the most prolific sources of bioactive secondary metabolites, including anabaenopeptins (APTs). A terrestrial filamentous Brasilonema sp. CT11 collected in Costa Rica bamboo forest as a black mat, was studied using a multidisciplinary approach: genome mining and
S L Taylor et al.
Molecular human reproduction, 10(11), 825-834 (2004-10-07)
In this study we extended earlier work to determine whether sperm respond to somatic cell apoptotic stimuli and whether apoptotic phenotypes are significant indicators of human sperm quality. We evaluated ejaculated sperm from fertile donors and subfertile patients following purification
A Gescher
General pharmacology, 31(5), 721-728 (1998-11-11)
1. Protein kinase C (PKC) is a family of serine/threonine-directed protein kinases that are pivotal regulators of cellular growth, transformation and death. PKC has therefore been considered to be a suitable target for novel antineoplastic drugs. 2. Twenty years ago
S Ståhl et al.
Cell death & disease, 4, e454-e454 (2013-01-11)
Radiation therapy is frequently used to treat non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). We have previously shown that a combination of ionizing radiation (IR) and the staurosporine analog PKC 412, but not Ro 31-8220, increases cell death in NSCLC cells. To
Osman A B S M Gani et al.
Natural product reports, 27(4), 489-498 (2010-03-26)
The isolation in 1977 of the microbial alkaloid staurosporine inaugurated research into several distinct series of related natural and synthetic compounds. This has especially included research into applications as anticancer drugs, beginning with the observation of low nanomolar inhibition of


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