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Colchicine, Colchicum autumnale

Colchicine, Colchicum autumnale, CAS 64-86-8, is an inhibitor of mitosis that disrupts microtubules and inhibits tubulin polymerization. Induces apoptosis in PC12 and cerebellar granule cells.

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Synonym(s):
Colchicine, Colchicum autumnale
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C22H25NO6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
399.44
MDL number:

Quality Level

Assay

≥94% (HPLC)

form

powder

manufacturer/tradename

Calbiochem®

storage condition

OK to freeze
protect from light

color

yellow to off-white

solubility

ethanol: 10 mg/mL
water: soluble

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

10-30°C

InChI

1S/C22H25NO6/c1-12(24)23-16-8-6-13-10-19(27-3)21(28-4)22(29-5)20(13)14-7-9-18(26-2)17(25)11-15(14)16/h7,9-11,16H,6,8H2,1-5H3,(H,23,24)/t16-/m0/s1

InChI key

IAKHMKGGTNLKSZ-INIZCTEOSA-N

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form

powder

form

solid

form

liquid

form

crystalline (powder)

manufacturer/tradename

Calbiochem®

manufacturer/tradename

Calbiochem®

manufacturer/tradename

Calbiochem®

manufacturer/tradename

Calbiochem®

storage condition

OK to freeze, protect from light

storage condition

OK to freeze, protect from light

storage condition

OK to freeze, desiccated (hygroscopic), protect from light

storage condition

OK to freeze, desiccated (hygroscopic), protect from light

color

yellow to off-white

color

orange-yellow

color

-

color

white

solubility

ethanol: 10 mg/mL, water: soluble

solubility

acetic acid: 10 mg/mL, DMSO: 5 mg/mL

solubility

-

solubility

ethanol: 2 mg/mL, DMSO: soluble

General description

Inhibitor of mitosis that is useful in cell division studies. Disrupts microtubules and inhibits tubulin polymerization. Induces apoptosis in PC12 cells and in cerebellar granule cells.
Major alkaloid of Colchicum autumnale. Inhibitor of mitosis used in cell division studies. Disrupts microtubules and inhibits tubulin polymerization. Induces apoptosis in pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells and in cerebellar granule cells.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cell permeable: no
Primary Target
Inhibitor of mitosis
Product does not compete with ATP.
Reversible: no

Warning

Toxicity: Highly Toxic & Carcinogenic / Teratogenic (I)

Other Notes

Bonfoco, E., et al. 1995. Exp. Cell Res.218, 189.
Lindenboim, L., et al. 1995. J. Neurochem.64, 1054.
Leung, M.F., and Sartorelli, A.C. 1992. Leuk. Res.16, 929.
Santell, L. 1992. Exp. Cell Res. 201, 358.
Salmon, E.D., et al. 1984. J. Cell Biol.99, 1066.
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Legal Information

CALBIOCHEM is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Oral - Muta. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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