Definitions for ionomycin

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  1. ionomycin(Noun)

    An ionophore produced by the bacterium Streptomyces conglobatus, used in research relating to calcium in the body.

Freebase

  1. Ionomycin

    Ionomycin is an ionophore produced by the bacterium Streptomyces conglobatus. It is used in research to raise the intracellular level of calcium and as a research tool to understand Ca2+ transport across biological membranes. It is also used to stimulate the intracellular production of the following cytokines; interferon, perforin, IL-2, and IL-4 - usually in conjunction with PMA. These cytokines are important in the inflammatory response. Commercially, Ionomycin can be obtained as a free acid, or as a Ca2+ salt.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ionomycin

    A divalent calcium ionophore that is widely used as a tool to investigate the role of intracellular calcium in cellular processes.

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