Name: Phytosphingosine for cell activation
Size: 250 mg
Catalog no.: 2426-250Order on Gentaur.com
≥98% by TLC
EtOH (~ 2 mg/ml)
Protect from air and moisture
For cells, cell lines and tissues in culture till half confluency.
4-Hydroxysphinganine, D-Ribo-1,3,4-trihydroxy-2-aminooctadecane, D-Ribo-2-aminooctadecane-1,3,4-triol, PHS
Phytosphingosine is a phospholipid structurally similar to Sphingosine (Cat. No. 2425). The physiological roles of phytosphingosine are largely unknown. Phytosphingosine induces apoptosis in human T-cell lymphoma and non-small cell lung cancer cells, and induces caspase-independent cytochrome c release from mitochondria. In the presence of caspase inhibitors, phytosphingosine-induced apoptosis is almost completely suppressed, suggesting that phytosphingosine-induced apoptosis is largely dependent on caspase activities.