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6-Azauracil (6-AU) is used as a growth inhibitor of various microorganisms via depletion of intracellular GTP and UTP nucleotide pools. 6-Azauracil has been widely used in investigations on modulation of transcription, especially in yeast models.
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J. Škoda.; V. F. Hess and F. Šorm. Production of 6-azauracil riboside by Escherichia coli growing in the presence of 6-azauracil.Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun.,1957,22(4), 1330-1333.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H301-H315-H319-H335
Toxic if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.