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Puromycin Dihydrochloride

Catalog number:  A1113803

Related applications:

Insect Cell Culture

| Mammalian Cell Culture

| Transfection

| Transformation

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Puromycin Dihydrochloride is an aminonucleoside antibiotic produced by Streptomyces alboniger. Puromycin works by inhibiting peptidyl transfer on both prokaryotic and eukaryotic ribosomes; resistance is conferred by the expression of the pac gene.

Puromycin is widely used in cell biology as a selection antibiotic agent in mammalian cell culture systems. The recommended working concentration ranges from 0.2–5.0 µg/mL, although it can be toxic to eukaryotic cells at concentrations as low as 1 µg/mL. Gibco® Puromycin Dihydrochloride is supplied at 10 mg/mL in 20 mM HEPES buffer (pH 6.2–6.8) in 10 vials each containing 1 mL.

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We offer a wide range of antibiotics and antimycotics in both powder and liquid formats.

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Contamination control
Eukaryotic and bacterial selection

See recommendations for working concentrations for selection antibiotics.

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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Concentration: 10 mg⁄ml, 10 mg⁄mL, 10 mg⁄ml
Product Type: Antibiotic
Sterility: Sterile
Agent: Puromycin
Formula Weight: 544.43 g⁄mole
Shipping Condition: Dry Ice
Validated Application: Eukaryotic Selection⁄Stable Cell Line Generation
Product Line: Gibco™
Form: Liquid
Shelf Life: 12 Months
Quantity: 10 vials
Reagent Type: Antibiotic (Selective)
Culture Type: Mammalian, Insect

Contents & storage

Storage conditions: -5 to -20°C
Shipping conditions: Frozen
Shelf life: 12 months from date of manufacture