Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight: Photoswitchable AzoPC

Posted on October 16, 2021


Photoswitchable Lipids
Azobenzenes are prototypical molecular “switches” that exist in two distinct states – cis and trans. These states have different physical properties. The trans isomer is energetically preferred in solution but adding a source of energy can cause the azobenzene moiety to “switch” from trans to cis resulting in an on-and-off molecular switch. Keep reading to learn more about one such product from Avanti!

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Product Spotlight: Lipids for GUVs

Posted on June 16, 2021


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Current events reinforce the importance of lipid-based delivery systems, and Avanti products are perfect for lipid-based particle formulations. Keep reading to learn about a special class of particles, Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (GUVs) and their interesting applications!

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Product Spotlight: Understanding the Role of Oxysterols in the Brain

Posted on May 12, 2021


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Oxysterols are an important class of regulatory lipids involved in a wide variety of biological functions. Oxysterols have huge potential in pharmaceutical applications due to their role in cholesterol metabolism, cell growth, and many other biological processes. Chances are slim that you won’t be able to find the oxysterol that you’re looking for on our website. And if you can’t, just contact us about custom synthesizing the oxysterol you need! Keep reading to find out how oxysterols are being used in Alzheimer’s disease and brain sterol homeostasis research right now!

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Product Spotlight: Exclusive Detergents

Posted on February 16, 2021


Protein Crystallography
Avanti is in no short supply of products to aid in your projects and applications. This month, we are taking a closer look at Avanti’s Exclusive Detergents for your protein crystallography research.

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New Product Spotlight: Detergents

Posted on May 12, 2020


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In this month’s New Product Spotlight, we’re highlighting our detergents! Keep reading for a list of some of Avanti’s unique detergents and how to utilize them in your research.

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Product Spotlight: Adjuvants

Posted on April 09, 2020


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Avanti is ready to support your adjuvant formulation development activities and continue working toward more effective adjuvants and adjuvant combinations to support global health strategies and prevent future pandemics. Keep reading for more information.

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New Product Spotlight: IsoPure

Posted on March 10, 2020


Iso Pure
Avanti Polar Lipids is excited to announce that IsoPure phospholipids are now available! Find out more about our new line of products, and what they can do for your research.

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Spotlight: Ceramide Delivery System

Posted on February 21, 2018


In addition to its role in cellular structure, the bioactive sphingolipid, ceramide, has been shown to be important for the regulation of a host of cellular functions including cell growth, proliferation, differentiation, senescence, necrosis, and apoptosis...

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Spotlight: Ceramide Synthase (CerS) Assay Kit

Posted on February 21, 2018


Ceramide synthases (CerSs) acylate sphingoid long-chain bases to form (dihydro)ceramides [1]. Mammals contain six distinct CerSs, each of which uses a specific subset of fatty acyl-coenzyme As to produce various subspecies of (dihydro)ceramides...

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Spotlight: pacFA Ceramide

Posted on February 21, 2018


Dr. Erhard Bieberich's laboratory at Georgia Reagents University is interested in proteins that mediate the regulation of cilia and flagella by ceramide. Flagella and cilia are sensory and motor cellular organelle responsible for moving extracellular fluids and particles and propelling cells and unicellular organisms...

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Spotlight: MVL5/GMO Delivery System for siRNA/DNA

Posted on February 21, 2018


The therapeutic promise of gene therapy in treating and altering disease states has provided significant motivation in developing improved methods to deliver genes to cells [1,2]. Currently, two major classes of gene delivery vectors exist: viral and synthetic...

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