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Ascomycin is a macrocyclic lactone closely related to fujimycin and rapamycin. It is isolated from several species in the genus Streptomyces and was first reported in 1988. Ascomycin exhibits limited potent antifungal activity but has found considerable utility as an immunosuppressant.
Catalog #A3698-75A
SourceAscomycin from Stretomyces hygroscopicus.
Molecular Weight~792
SolubilitySoluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Limited water solubility.
Storage and StabilityLyophilized powder may be stored at -20°C. Stable for 12 months at -20°C. Reconstitute with DMSO. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
CAS Number104987-12-4
Molecular FormulaC43H69NO12
Molecular Weight~792
Purity~97% (HPLC)
ConcentrationNot determined
FormSupplied as a white powder.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological. Toxicity and Hazards: All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.

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