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An antibacterial agent
Catalog #: B2128
SKU-Size Size Price Qty
B2128-500 500 μg
B2128-1000 1 mg
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Product Details

Alternate Name (5R,6R,7S)-5,6,7,9,10-pentahydroxy-2-methoxy-7-methyl-6,8-dihydro-5H-anthracene-1,4-dione; Rhodosporin
Appearance Dark red solid
CAS # 21879-81-2
Molecular Formula C₁₆H₁₆O₈
Molecular Weight 336.3
Purity ≥95% by HPLC
Solubility DMSO (1 mg/ml)
InChi InChI=1S/C16H16O8/c1-16(23)4-5-8(14(21)15(16)22)13(20)9-6(17)3-7(24-2)12(19)10(9)11(5)18/h3,14-15,18,20-23H,4H2,1-2H3/t14-,15-,16+/m1/s1
PubChem CID 30839
Handling Protect from air and light
Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Bostrycin is a tetrahydroanthraquinone isolated from Bostrychonema aloestre. It induces mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in the yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae, inhibits proliferation of human lung carcinoma A549 cells via downregulation of the PI3K/Akt pathway. It also displays activity against Myobacterium tuberculosis protein tyrosine phosphatase (MptpB) in vitro.

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