- MW:540.7 Da
- Appearance:Colorless film
- Purity:>99% by HPLC
Leptomycin B is an antibiotic that is used for studying nuclear localization and nuclear export. Specific inhibition of the CRM1/exportin1 nuclear export pathway. It also demonstrates anti-fungal anti-tumor activity.
Leptomycin B is the dominant and most studied member of the leptomycin class, isolated from selected Streptomyces strains. Leptomycin B is a nanomolar active and specific nuclear export inhibitor. Its target is CRM1/exportin1, a protein in the nuclear export sequence (NES). Proteins affected include c-Abl, cyclin B1, HIV-1 Rev, IκB, MPF, MAP/ERK, MDM2/p53, NF-κB/IκB7 and PKA. Leptomycin B inhibits export of many RNAs, e.g. COX-2 and c-FOS mRNA. Leptomycin B also shows antifungal, antibacterial and potent antitumor activities.
Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.
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