Muramic acid, cell wall component (ab145025)

Overview

  • Product name

    Muramic acid, cell wall component
  • Description

    Bacterial cell wall component.
  • Alternative names

    • (R)-2-Amino-3-O-(1-carboxyethyl)-2-deoxy-D-glucose
  • Biological description

    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.

  • CAS Number

    1114-41-6
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    (R)-2-Amino-3-O-(1-carboxyethyl)-2-deoxy-D-glucose
  • Molecular weight

    251.23
  • Molecular formula

    C9H17NO7
  • Storage instructions

    Store at +4°C. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Ethanol, Water
  • Handling

    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.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • Source

    Synthetic

References

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) »

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