D8893 Sigma


powder, γ-irradiated, BioXtra, suitable for cell culture, ≥80% (HPLC)

Synonym: (11β,16α)-9-Fluoro-11,17,21-trihydroxy-16-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 9α-Fluoro-16α-methyl-11β,17α,21-trihydroxy-1,4-pregnadiene-3,20-dione, 9α-Fluoro-16α-methylprednisolone, Prednisolone F



Related Categories Bioactives and Supplements for Stem Cell Expansion, Cell Biology, Cell Culture, Cell Signaling and Neuroscience, General Stem Cell Biology,
sterility   γ-irradiated
product line   BioXtra
assay   ≥80% (HPLC)
form   powder
potency   4-500 ng/mL
mp   262-264 °C(lit.)
solubility   ethanol: 1 mL/vial, clear
suitability   suitable for cell culture
storage temp.   2-8°C
Gene Information   human ... ABCB1(5243), CYP3A4(1576), IL4(3565), IL5(3567), NR3C1(2908)
mouse ... Abcb1a(18671), Abcb1b(18669), Ifng(15978), Nos2(18126), Ptgs2(19225), Tnf(21926)
rat ... Ar(24208), Nr3c1(24413), Tnf(24835)



An anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid with a range of effects on cell survival, cell signaling and gene expression. Use to study apoptosis, cell signaling pathways and gene expression.


To prepare 20 μg/ml stock solution: add 1 ml absolute ethanol; gently swirl to dissolve; add 49 ml sterile medium while mixing.

Physical form

powder 2-8 °C; stock-frozen in working aliquots, avoid repeated freeze/thaw

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glucocorticoid anti-inflammatory agent. Regulates T cell survival, growth, and differentiation. Inhibits the induction of nitric oxide synthase.

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Safety Information

GHS08  GHS08
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Hazard statements 
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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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What is the best way to dissolve Product D8893, Dexamethasone?
The solubility of dexamethasone is <0.01 mg/mL in water and 24 mg/mL in H5784 (a 45% w/v solution of 2-hydroxypropyl-ß-cyclodextrin).
What is the solubility of Product D8893, Dexamethasone, in ethanol?
The product is soluble in 95% ethanol (1mg/mL), yielding a clear, colorless solution. A 20 µg/mL stock solution can be formed by adding 49 mL of media to 1 mL of a 1 mg/mL ethanol stock.
What is the solubility of Product D8893, Dexamethasone, in DMSO?
The solubility of dexamethasone in DMSO is 606 mg/mL at 25°C.
What solution stability information do you have available for Product D8893, Dexamethasone?
We would recommend that you store stock solutions in working aliquots frozen at -20°C. It is best to avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
How do the dexamethasone products D8893 and the D4902 compare?
They are the same except for the sterility. D8893 has been g-irradiated, so it is sterile. The D4902 is not necessarily sterile. Both are cell culture tested by Sigma.
  What kind of solution is the A5955 - Antibiotic Antimycotic Solution (100×), Stabilized product suspended in?
A5955 - Antibiotic Antimycotic Solution (100×), Stabilized is supsended in a sodium citrate buffer solution. Source: Israel production group
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