Rapamycin is a macrolide antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces hygroscopicus. It has been shown to display anticancer activity such as induction of apoptosis and inhibition of angiogenesis and proliferation in tumor cell lines. Rapamycin is also an immunosuppressant and FRAP inhibitor and inhibits lymphokine-induced cell proliferation.
Rapamycin works by forming a complex with FKBP12 and binding mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin), causing it to be inhibited.
Antibiotics are often used in clinical in vitro tests known as antimicrobial susceptibility tests or ASTs to determine their efficacy against certain bacterial species. They are tested against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria using panels, discs, and MIC strips by medical microbiologists. ASTs decrease the risk of using an antibiotic against bacteria exhibiting resistance to it, and the results are used in clinical settings to determine which antibiotic(s) to prescribe for various infections.
Storage/Handling:This product is soluble in DMSO or Ethanol.
PubChem Chemical ID:5284616
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