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Prodigiosin is an intensely red pyrrole pigment produced by several bacteria, most notably, Serratia marcescens. Prodigiosin has a broad biological profile with activity against fungi, tumor cell lines and malaria. It was shown to be an immunosuppressant in 2007. The mode of action of prodigiosin has recently received considerable attention as an inducer of apoptosis in human primary cancer cells via caspase activation. Prodigiosin also acts as an inducer of p21WAF1/CIP1 expression via transforming growth factor-B receptor pathway, and of NAG-1activation by acting on glycogen synthase kinase-3B.
Catalog #P9005-85
Solubility Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Limited water solubility
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at RT for short-term only. Long-term storage is recommended at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap.
CAS Number82-89-3
Molecular FormulaC20H25N3O
Molecular Weight323.4
SourceSerratia marcescens MST-AS5330
FormSupplied as a dark red solid.
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.

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