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B4261 Sigma

Biocytin

≥98% (TLC)

Synonym: Bct, Nε-(+)-Biotinyl-L-lysine

  • CAS Number 576-19-2

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C16H28N4O4S

  • Molecular Weight 372.48

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 97197

  •  MDL number MFCD00077319

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24891762

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Properties

Related Categories A - H, Amino Acids, Biochemicals and Reagents, Modified Amino Acids
InChI Key   BAQMYDQNMFBZNA-MNXVOIDGSA-N
assay   ≥98% (TLC)
optical activity   [α]20/D +53°, c = 1.05% in 0.1 M NaOH(lit.)
mp   ~245 °C (dec.)(lit.)
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

Packaging

25, 50, 100, 250 mg in poly bottle

5 mg in glass bottle

Application

Biocytin is used as a substrate to study the specificity and kinetics of biotinidase(s), to measure biotinidase deficiency and as a model compound to study various uptake mechanisms of cells and tissues. Biocytin has been used to label neurons, medium spiny neurons and optic nerves.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Biocytin is an adduct of lysine and biotin. It is hydrolyzed by biotinidase, which acts on peptide-incorporated biotin or free biotin. Biocytin acts as a coenzyme.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin


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Protocols & Articles

Protocols

Regenerating cortical connections in a dish: the entorhino-hippocampal organotypic slice co-culture as tool for pharmacological screening of molecules promoting axon regeneration

a Molecular and Cellular Neurobiotechnology, Catalonian Institute of Bioengineering (IBEC), Science Park of Barcelona
Keywords: Cell biology

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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