Very slightly soluble in water
Biotin is an essential coenzyme for certain carboxylases. It is used to modify histones and regulate gene transcription.123 Biotin-dependent carboxylases are involved in fatty acid and amino acid synthesis, and play a role in gluconeogenesis.1 In addition, biotin is used in biotechnological applications such as DNA-hybridization, flow cytometry, affinity purification, and identification of protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications.
EC Number: 200-399-3
Beilstein Registry Number: 86838
Research or further manufacturing use only, not for food or drug use.