Cycloheximide (Actidione) distribution problems

Patrick Druggan Patrick.Druggan at
Mon Nov 20 15:42:18 EST 2000

You could try using some of the chitin synthase inhibitors like polyoxin D
or nikkomyicin Z. Since neither humans or bacteria synthesise chitin these
would improve lab safety.

There are a number of chitin synthase inhibitors that are used in
agriculture as insecticides, so some of them must be cheap, but crude.

""Roberto Rosati"" <r.rosati at> wrote in message
news:000701c052d7$c2aa97a0$2901a8c0 at
> Hallo all,
> I'm trying to purchase cycloheximide (I'm in Italy, so possibly from
> Europe), but all companies I asked for just told me that there are
> "worldwide distribution problems" for this compound...
> If you have recently (from september) purchased this product, would you
> please e-mail me where did you bought it? (remove .NOSPAM from my address
> to e-mail me.) Thank you in advance!
> Another related question: do you know what are the best substitutes for
> this molecule, in particular stable enough to be used in long-term (e.g.
> 1 month or more) growths of bacteria?
> Thanks a lot for your attention!
> -Roberto
> ---

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