Technical Data
Colcemid (Demecolcine, BRN 2822892)
Biochemicals Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Anti-cancer compound. Cell synchronization agent. Used as a drug in chemotherapy by synchronizing tumor cells at metaphase, the radiosensitive stage of the cell cycle. Microtubule assembly inhibitor. Depolymerizes microtubules and limits microtubule formation (inactivates spindle fibre formation). Inhibits mitosis during cell division at metaphase by inhibiting spindle formation. Low concentrations affect microtubule dynamics and cell migration, while high concentrations promote microtubule detachment from microtubule organizing center. Apoptosis inducer. Thrombopoietic agent.

Soluble in chloroform, ethanol, or DMSO

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months after receipt at -20C. Reconstitute with ethanol, DMSO or chloroform. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. 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

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Purity: >98% (HPLC)

Important Note: This 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.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.