Product nameMuramic acid, cell wall component
DescriptionBacterial cell wall component.
Amino sugar found (as the N-acetyl derivative) in peptidoglycan, the main skeletal component of the bacterial cell wall of Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria. Used as a chemical marker for the detection of bacterial contamination.
Storage instructionsStore at +4°C. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewEthanol, Water
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
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This product has been referenced in:
- Moazeni-Pourasil RS et al. The use of multivariate curve resolution methods to improve the analysis of muramic acid as bacterial marker using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry: an alternative method to gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 949-950:1-6 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24441017) »
- Lappalainen MH et al. High indoor microbial levels are associated with reduced Th1 cytokine secretion capacity in infancy. Int Arch Allergy Immunol 159:194-203 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22678428) »
- King JD & White DC Muramic acid as a measure of microbial biomass in estuarine and marine samples. Appl Environ Microbiol 33:777-83 (1977). Read more (PubMed: 869528) »