Tetranactin is a member of the macrotetrolide complex produced by a range of Streptomyces sp. Like the other members of the macrotetrolide family, tetranactin is thought to act as a monvalent cation ionophore with high selectivity for ammonium and potassium. Unlike the other macrotetrolides, tetranactin is reported to exhibit potent insecticidal activity.
Tetranactin from Streptomyces sp.
Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Limited 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.