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IPTG (Animal-Free Origin D-Galactose)

A Discovery speciality

IPTG, Dioxane-Free (isopropyl-β-thiogalactoside) is an analogue of allolactose that binds specifically to the repressor protein of the lacoperon and induces expression of β-galactosidase in Escherichia coli.The compound is widely used with X-Gal plates to screen for blue and white colonies. The lacoperon system and IPTG have been used in multiple cloning experiments and cellular systems to study gene activity.

See related products, X-Gal, X-alpha-Gal.

Product Details

Category Biochemicals & Diagnostics
Carbohydrates and Nucleosides
Enzyme Substrates
Microbiology Products
Price In stock
CAS Number 367-93-1
MDL Number MFCD00063273
Formula C9H18O5S
Molecular Weight 238.30
Appearance white to off white powder
Purity 99.0%
Storage Conditions +4°C

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