novobiocin for producing supercoiled plasmids for transfections?

Wolfgang Schechinger wgschech at
Thu Sep 24 09:37:25 EST 1998

Hi all!

I just came across a compound named novobiocin. Fluka's catalogue 
says it was for production of positively supercoiled plasmids. In 
older molbio.methds-reagnts postings the compound is suggested for 
curing E. coli from plasmids and it's used as a drug against several 
pathogenic bacteria. 

It came up in my mind that novobiocin might be used for making 
supercoiled plasmids for transfections. 
Any ideas on that?

All input is welcome!

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Wolfgang Schechinger         
University of Tuebingen, Germany
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