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Alamethicin is used as a channel-forming ionophore that activates membrane enzymes, membrane channel-forming peptide. It is a 20-amino acid channel-forming peptide antibiotic that can function as a monovalent cation ionophore. Alamethicin has been used to develop methods for the routine assessment of potential new drug candidates to elicit their pharmacokinetic drug interactions.
Bechinger, B. Structure and Functions of Channel-Forming Peptides: Magainins, Cecropins, Melittin and Alamethicin. The Journal of Membrane Biology. 1997, 156, (3), 197 -211.
Gordon, L.G.M.; Haydon, D.A. The unit conductance channel of alamethicin. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes. 1972, 255, (3), 1014-1018.
Hazard Statements: H301
Toxic if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P270-P301+P310-P330-P501c
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant