Digitonin is a steroid glycoside from Digitalis purpurea. It belongs to the class of non-ionic detergents commonly used for solubilization of membrane proteins and permeabilization of cellular and nuclear membranes. It permeabilizes plasma membranes of eukaryotic cells by complexing with membrane cholesterol and other unconjugated ß-hydroxysterols.
Plant origin: Digitalis purpurea
Optical Rotation: -48.9°
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.