Spermine tetrahydrochloride is used to precipitate DNA from low salt aqueous buffers. In the neurological system it exhibits neuroprotective effects at high concentrations and neurotoxicity at lower concentrations. Spermine itself can also act as a regulator of gene expression and a cell and DNA damage inhibitor by scavenging free radicals.
Formula: C10H26N4 • 4 HCl
MW: 348.18 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at -20°C. Protect from light.
PubChem Chemical ID: 9384