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Phalloidin–Tetramethylrhodamine B isothiocyanate

peptide Amanita phalloides

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
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Quality Level

biological source

peptide from Amanita phalloides


λex 540-545 nm; λem 570-573 nm

storage temp.


General description

Phalloidin is a phallotoxin produced by death cap mushroom Amanita phalloides. It is a cyclic peptide, which interacts with actin, and this was first identified in phalloidin-poisoned rats. It is a heptapeptide, cyclic in nature, with a crosslink between tryptophan at position 6 and cysteine at position 3. The side chain of amino acid 7 (γ-δ-dihydroxyleucine) in phalloidin, is accessible to modifications, through which florescent labelled phalloidin compounds can be produced.


Fluorescent phallotoxin which may be used to identify filamentous actin.

Phalloidin-Tetramethylrhodamine B isothiocyanate has been used:-
  • In Immunofluorescence for staining Filamentous actin (F-actin)
  • To stain cells during immunocytochemical and cytochemical analysis
  • To label actin microfilaments for fluorescence microscopy

Biochem/physiol Actions

Phalloidin interacts with polymeric actin, and not oligomeric or monomeric forms. This interaction leads to highly stabilized actin filaments, which resist depolymerization and disassembly. In rats, this toxin causes death due to liver hemorrhage, and cells show abnormal actin clustering. The affinity of phalloidin to actin is not significantly altered after derivatizing florescent labelled phalloidin compounds. These compounds can be used to study actin structure and organization within eukaryotic cells.
Toxin that binds polymeric F actin, stabilizing it and interfering with the function of actin-rich structures.

Other Notes

May contain mixed isomers


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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Dermal - Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 2 Oral

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

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