Bafilomycin A1 is a member of a potent family of macrocyclic lactones with broad spectrum biological activity, including activity against bacteria, yeast, fungi, nematodes, insects and tumor cell lines. Bafilomycin A1 is an inhibitor of vacuolar-type ATPase.
Bafilomycin A1 is soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF and DMSO. NOTE: forms methyl ketal on long term storage in methanol.
|Mechanism of Action||Bafilomycin A1 is an inhibitor of vacuolar-type ATPase.|
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Bafilomycin A1, a specific inhibitor of vacuolar-type H(+)-ATPase, inhibits acidification and protein degradation in lysosomes of cultured cells. Yoshimori T. et al. J Biol Chem. 1991, 266, 17707.
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