Technical Data
Podophyllotoxin (Podofilox, NSC 24818, Podophyllinic acid lactone)
Biochemicals Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Potent microtubule assembly inhibitor. Anticancer compound. Cell death inducer. DNA topoisomerase II inhibitor. Cell cycle inhibitor at the metaphase. Antiviral and antihelminthic.

As reported

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Long-term storage is recommended at -20C. Stable for 6 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap. Hygroscopic. Store under inert gas. Protect from moisture.

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Source: Synthetic. Originally isolated from Podophyllum peltatum
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.
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Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.