Agent Name

Pokeweed mitogen

CAS Number

63231-57-2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Pokeweed-mitogen; Mitogens, pokeweed; [ChemIDplus] Lectin from Phytolacca americana (pokeweed); PWM; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Proteins from pokeweed, Phytolacca americana, that can agglutinate erythrocytes and stimulate mitosis in certain cells; Used in immunological studies; [REPROTOX]

Comments

May cause irritation and skin sensitization; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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