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Nocodazole #2190

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Nocodazole: Image 1
Western blot analysis of extracts from HeLa cells untreated (-) or treated with Nocodazole (0.1 μg/ml, 18 hr; +) or λ phosphatase (+), using Phospho-Histone H3 (Ser10) (D2C8) XP® Rabbit mAb #3377 (upper) or Histone H3 Antibody #9715 (lower).
Nocodazole: Image 2
Western blot analysis of extracts from HeLa cells, untreated (-) or treated with Nocodazole (0.1 μg/ml, 18 hr; +), using Phospho-NPM (Ser4) (D19C1) XP® Rabbit mAb #3520 (upper) or NPM Antibody #3542 (lower).
Nocodazole: Image 3
Chemical structure of nocodazole.

Product Usage Information

Nocodazole is supplied as a lyophilized powder. For a 1 mg/ml stock, reconstitute the 10 mg in 10 ml DMSO. Working concentrations and length of treatments vary depending on the desired effect, but it is typically used at 0.1-1 µg/ml for 12-48 hr. Soluble in DMSO.


Store lyophilized at room temperature or in solution at -20ºC, desiccated. Protect from light. In lyophilized form, the chemical is stable for 24 months. Once in solution, use within 3 months to prevent loss of potency. Aliquot to avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles.

Product Description

Molecular Weight 301.3 g/mol
Purity >98%
Molecular Formula C14H11N3O3S
CAS 31430-18-9
Solubility Soluble in DMSO at 10mg/ml.


Nocodazole is an anti-neoplastic agent that reversibly interferes with the polymerization of microtubules (1). Widely-used as a cell cycle synchronizing agent in cell biology labs to induce mitotic arrest, investigators have demonstrated that high concentrations of nocodazole induce microtubule depolymerization, whereas low concentrations alter spindle microtubule dynamics, but microtubules do not depolymerize (2-4). Recent research studies have demonstrated nocodazole to be a common inhibitor of various cancer-related kinases, including: ABL, c-KIT, BRAF, MEK1, MEK2, and MET (5).
  1. De Brabander, M.J. et al. (1976) Cancer Res 36, 905-16.
  2. Vasquez, R.J. et al. (1997) Mol Biol Cell 8, 973-85.
  3. Jordan, M.A. et al. (1992) J Cell Sci 102 ( Pt 3), 401-16.
  4. Blajeski, A.L. et al. (2002) J Clin Invest 110, 91-9.
  5. Park, H. et al. (2012) ChemMedChem 7, 53-6.

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To Purchase # 2190
Cat. # Size Qty. Price
10 mg
$ 105