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  • Institute The Francis Crick Institute

Tool Details

  • Tool name: a-factor yeast
  • Alternate names: Yeast pheromone
  • Tool type: Proteins
  • Sequence: NH2-YIIKGVFWDPAC(S-farnesyl)-OCH3
  • Source: Yeast
  • Description: Yeast pheromone, a mating factor for budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae alpha mating type. A-factor enables the synchronization of the Îą mating type of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and can be used in cell cycle studies.
  • Research area: Cell Signaling & Signal Transduction; Mycology

  • For Research Use Only

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Application Details

  • Application notes: Purity > 90%


  • Storage conditions: -20°C
  • Shipping conditions: Dry Ice


  • Available on request


  •   O'Reilly et al. 2012. Yeast. 29(6):233-40. PMID: 22641466.
  •   Facile synthesis of budding yeast a-factor and its use to synchronize cells of Îą mating type.