To use all functions of this page, please activate cookies in your browser.
With an accout for my.bionity.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
- My watch list
- My saved searches
- My saved topics
- My newsletter
Digitonin is a glycoside obtained from Digitalis purpurea; the aglycone is digitogenin. Used as a detergent, it effectively water-solubilizes lipids. As such, it has several membrane-related applications in biochemistry, including solubilizing membrane proteins, precipitating cholesterol, and permeabilizing cell membranes.
Digitonin is sometimes confused with the cardiac drug digoxin (sometimes also called digitalis or digitoxin), but has no heart-related effects.
Physical & Chemical Properties
Chemical Formula= C56H92O29
Rat-LD50 : 4 mg/kg body weight
|This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Digitonin". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.|