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Blasticidin A
Biochemicals Storage: 4C/-20CShipping: Blue Ice
Blasticidin A is a high molecular weight tetramic acid with broad spectrum antifungal and antibacterial activity, first reported in 1955. Like many tetramic acids, blasticidin A is isolated as the stable calcium salt/complex. Blasticidin A and closely related aflastatin A are specific inhibitors of the production of the mycotoxin, aflatoxin by Aspergillus parasiticus.

Soluble in DMSO, DMF and methanol. Fairly soluble in water and ethanol.

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Source: Streptomyces sp.
Purity: > 98% by HPLC
Form: Yellow tan solid

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.
1. Blasticidin, a new anti-phytopathogenic fungal substance. Part A. Fukunaga, K. et al. Bull. Agr. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 1955, 19, 181. 2. Blasticidin A as an Inhibitor of Aflatoxin Production by Aspergillus parasiticus. Sakuda S. et. al. J. Antibiot. 2000, 53, 1265.

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