Epothilone A is a microtubule inhibitor isolated from the myxobacteria, Sorangium cellulosum. Epothilone A acts by stabilising microtubule formation at the taxol binding site and causes cell cycle arrest at the G2/M transition, leading to cytotoxicity. Epothilone A is under investigation as an antitumor agent.
Epothilone A from Sorangium cellulosum.
Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Poor water solubility.
Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20 degrees C. Stable for 12 months at -20 degrees C. Reconstitute with DMSO. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. 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.