Molecular Weight(MW): 692.85
Sodium Monensin, isolated from Streptomyces cinnamonensis, is a well-known representative of naturally polyether ionophore antibiotics.
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|Description||Sodium Monensin, isolated from Streptomyces cinnamonensis, is a well-known representative of naturally polyether ionophore antibiotics.|
Monensin sodium salt (Coban), isolated from Streptomyces cinnamonensis, is a well-known representative of naturally polyether ionophore antibiotics. Monensin is an ionophore related to the crown ethers with a preference to form complexes with monovalent cations such as: Li+, Na+, K+, Rb+, Ag+, and TI+.  Monensin A is able to transport these cations across lipid membranes of cells, playing an important role as an Na+/H+ antiporter. It blocks intracellular protein transport, and exhibits antibiotic, antimalarial, and other biological activities.  The antibacterial properties of monensin and its derivatives are a result of their ability to transport metal cations through cellular and subcellular membranes. 
|In vivo||LD50: Mice 335mg/kg (i.g.) ; Rats 36.5mg/kg (i.g.); Chickens 185mg/kg (i.g.). |
|In vitro||Ethanol||100 mg/mL (144.33 mM)|
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