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M3536

Sigma-Aldrich

Mycophenolic acid

powder, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

Synonym(s):
6-(1,3-Dihydro-7-hydroxy-5-methoxy-4-methyl-1-oxoisobenzofuran-6-yl)-4-methyl-4-hexanoic acid, 6-(4-Hydroxy-6-methoxy-7-methyl-3-oxo-5-phthalanyl)-4-methyl-4-hexenoic acid, NSC 129185
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C17H20O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
320.34
Beilstein:
1295848
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.76

biological source

Penicillium brevicompactum

Quality Level

product line

BioReagent

form

powder

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

color

white to yellow-white

mp

<143.0 °C

solubility

methanol: 50 mg/mL

Mode of action

enzyme | inhibits

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

COc1c(C)c2COC(=O)c2c(O)c1C\C=C(/C)CCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C17H20O6/c1-9(5-7-13(18)19)4-6-11-15(20)14-12(8-23-17(14)21)10(2)16(11)22-3/h4,20H,5-8H2,1-3H3,(H,18,19)/b9-4+

InChI key

HPNSFSBZBAHARI-RUDMXATFSA-N

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Packaging

50, 250 mg in serum bottle

Application

Mycophenolic acid (MPA), produced by Penicillum brevi-compactum, is a selective inhibitor of inosine monphosphate dehydrogenase, thus inhibiting DNA synthesis in T and B lymphocytes. It has also been shown to act as an immunosuppressive agent, and as an inducer of monocyte differentiation and apoptosis in human lymphoid and monocytic cell lines. As a selection agent, MPA is used for transfected animal cells expressing the E. Coli gene for xanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase, and is recommended for use at 25μg/mL.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mode of Action: This product acts by suppressing the cytokine-induced nitric oxide production, inhibiting early stage biosynthesis of purine nucleotides and as a specific inhibitor of IMP dehydrogenase.

Caution

As supplied, this product should be stored desiccated at 2-8°C, and is stable for 5 years when stored properly.

Preparation Note

Mycophenolic acid is soluble in methanol at 50 mg/mL, yielding a colorless to faint yellow solution, as well as chloroform, dichloromethane, ethanol and .1 N NaOH. After reconstitution, the recommendation is to sterilize via filtration thorugh a 0.22 μm pore-size filter, aliquot, and freeze at -20°C.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Muta. 2 - Repr. 1B - STOT RE 1 Oral

Target Organs

Immune system

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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