Methyl-beta-cyclodextrin 128446-36-6

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asked Aug 14, 2021 in 3D Segmentation by swpt_gpiy8CL1 (1,880 points)
Methyl-beta-cyclodextrin 128446-36-6 (MβCD) is a heptasaccharide cyclodextrin derivative. It's soluble in water,and has more affinity to cholesterol due to the presence of hydrophobic core.

It's is normally used as an inhibitor to modify cholesterol domains on the cellular surface. It is also known to prevent theaction of nitric oxide synthase, cholera toxin and glucose transporter through internalization. Because it can decrease cholesteral level, the cell viability be affected as the genes regulating cholesterol levels are upregulated.
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