Help with Taxol preps

Wolfgang Schechinger Wolfgang.Schechinger at
Tue Jun 20 16:30:22 EST 2000


maybe it is helpful when the stock is diluted into FCS or albumin and 
then into medium. this procedure was successful for me when using 
squalene and is reported for some lipids (Pagano, somewhere in 
the late 80's IIRC)


> From:          Ian Harper <Ian.Harper at>
> Subject:       Help with Taxol preps
> Date:          Tue, 20 Jun 2000 23:13:48 +1000
> Organization:  Monash Uni
> To:            cellbiol at, cytonet at, methods at,
>                proteins at

> Hi,
> A student of ours is using Taxol to disrupt the cytoskeleton, and
> has started getting unexpected preciptations forming in the medium
> after switching from a pharmaceutical grade to the "sigma" powder. 
> A stock is made up either in DMSO or Cremophor El (oil based I
> think) + Ethanol ( as suggested by supplier), but when the stock is
> diluted 0.25% vol to the aqueous, we see needle-shaped crystal
> forming as taxol goes out of solution. Ideas, and protocols would be
> greatly appreciated, plz email to me: Ian.Harper at
> Thanks
> Ian.
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> Ian Harper
> Confocal Imaging Facility
> Dept Biological Sciences
> Monash University
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