Palmitoylation inhibitor

Sean Patterson seanpat at
Tue Jan 11 12:11:46 EST 2000

>Does anyone knows if a palmitoylation inhibitor exist? I would like to
>have a reagent that could be added to live cells.
>Sent via
>Before you buy.

Sorry about the delay in replying, but I have been travelling over the

The answer is yes - tunicamycin will inhibit palmitoylation. See my
articles in J. Cell Biology 124:521 and for detailed protocols Methods in
Enzymology 250:284.

Sean Patterson, Ph.D.
Catedra de Fisiologia, CC33
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
Mendoza, Argentina
Tel: (0261) 420-5115 ext.2684/2747
Fax: (0261) 449-4117
e-mail: seanpat at


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