- References (3)
Product nameIonomycin (free acid), Ca2+ ionophore
Biological descriptionPotent, highly selective Ca2+ ionophore. Effective mobile ion carrier for Ca2+, highly specific for divalent cations (Ca > Mg >> Sr = Ba). Useful for studies of Ca2+ transport across biological membranes and increasing intracellular Ca2+ concentrations. Complexes with Ca2+ between pH 7 and 9.5. Absorption max. (280 nm, MeOH): 18600 M-1cm-1.
Chemical name(4R,6S,8S,10Z,12R,14R,16E,18R,19R,20S,21S)-11,19,21-Trihydroxy-4,6,8,12,14,18,20-heptamethyl-22-[(2S,2'R,5S,5'S)-octahydro-5'-[(1R)-1-hydroxyethyl]-2,5'-dimethyl[2,2'-bifuran]-5-yl]-9-oxo-10,16-docosadienoic acid
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in ethanol to 10 mM and in DMSO to 10 mM
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- Research Area
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Ca2+ signaling
- Ionophores, Indicators & Chelators
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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|Functional Studies||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
ab58668 staining ATF3 in A549 cells treated with ionomycin (free acid) (ab120370), by ICC/IF. Increase in ATF3 expression correlates with increased concentration of ionomycin (free acid), as described in literature.
The cells were incubated at 37°C for 2h in media containing different concentrations of ab120370 (Ionomycin (free acid)) in DMSO, fixed with 4% formaldehyde for 10 minutes at room temperature and blocked with PBS containing 10% goat serum, 0.3 M glycine, 1% BSA and 0.1% tween for 2h at room temperature. Staining of the treated cells with ab58668 (10 µg/ml) was performed overnight at 4°C in PBS containing 1% BSA and 0.1% tween. A DyLight 488 goat anti-mouse polyclonal antibody (ab96879) at 1/250 dilution was used as the secondary antibody. Nuclei were counterstained with DAPI and are shown in blue.
This product has been referenced in:
- Mason MJ & Grinstein S Ionomycin activates electrogenic Ca2+ influx in rat thymic lymphocytes. Biochem J 296 ( Pt 1):33-9 (1993). Read more (PubMed: 8250855) »
- Liu C & Hermann TE Characterization of ionomycin as a calcium ionophore. J Biol Chem 253:5892-4 (1978). Read more (PubMed: 28319) »