DMSO, methanol, dicholormethane. Slightly soluble in water.
Synonym: 5-(methylamino)-2-[[(2S,3R,5R,6S,8R,9R)-3,5,9-trimethyl-2-[(2S)-1-oxo-1-(1H-pyrrol-2-yl)propan-2-yl]-1,7-dioxaspiro[5.5]undecan-8-yl]methyl]-1,3-benzoxazole-4-carboxylic acid
A23187 (calcimycin) is a carboxylic acid antibiotic derived from cultures of Streptomyces chartreusensis that transports divalent cations across cell membranes, which are usually impermeable to them. This mobile Ion - carrier forms stable complexes with divalent cations (ions with a charge of +2).
The ionophore is used in laboratories to increase intracellular Ca2+ levels in intact cells. A23187 has antibiotic properties against Gram-positive bacteria and fungi. A23187 also induces apoptosis in some cells (e.g. mouse lymphoma cell line, or S49, and Jurkat cells). Recent clinical studies indicate that treatment of oocytes lacking a 2ndPb with A23187 at 4.5–5.0 h after ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is expected to be effective at preventing fertilization failure.
Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.
Research or further manufacturing use only, not for food or drug use.