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S5921 Sigma-Aldrich

Staurosporine from Streptomyces sp.

for molecular biology, ≥95% (HPLC)

Synonym: Antibiotic AM-2282, protein kinase c inhibitor, staurosporine

  • CAS Number 62996-74-1

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C28H26N4O3

  • Molecular Weight 466.53

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1060573

  •  MDL number MFCD00077402

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24899680

  •  NACRES NA.77



Related Categories Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z, Antibiotics N-S, Antibiotics by Application, Antibiotics by Mechanism of Action,
Quality Level   300
grade   for molecular biology
assay   ≥95% (HPLC)
Mode of action   enzyme | inhibits
antibiotic activity spectrum   fungi
storage temp.   2-8°C
SMILES string   CN[C@@H]1C[C@@H]2O[C@@](C)([C@@H]1OC)n3c4ccccc4c5c6CNC(=O)c6c7c8ccccc8n2c7c35
InChI   1S/C28H26N4O3/c1-28-26(34-3)17(29-2)12-20(35-28)31-18-10-6-4-8-14(18)22-23-16(13-30-27(23)33)21-15-9-5-7-11-19(15)32(28)25(21)24(22)31/h4-11,17,20,26,29H,12-13H2,1-3H3,(H,30,33)/t17-,20?,26-,28+/m1/s1


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.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS08  GHS08
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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What concentration of Staurosporin is used for therelease 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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