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CAS#: 477-84-9

Description: Damnacanthal is an inhibitor of p56lck tyrosine kinase activity that mobilizes intracellular Ca2+ in dermal fibroblasts and inhibits Ras function. Damnacanthal also inhibits LIMK1/2 as well as migration and invasion of breast cancer cells in vitro.

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CAS# 477-84-9

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 574648
Name: Damnacanthal
CAS#: 477-84-9
Chemical Formula: C16H10O5
Exact Mass: 282.0528
Molecular Weight: 282.25
Elemental Analysis: C, 68.09; H, 3.57; O, 28.34

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Synonym: Damnacanthal

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 3-hydroxy-1-methoxy-9,10-dioxo-9,10-dihydroanthracene-2-carbaldehyde


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C16H10O5/c1-21-16-11(7-17)12(18)6-10-13(16)15(20)9-5-3-2-4-8(9)14(10)19/h2-7,18H,1H3

SMILES Code: O=CC(C(OC)=C1C2=O)=C(O)C=C1C(C3=C2C=CC=C3)=O

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 282.25 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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1. Hiramatsu et al (1993) Induction of normal phenotypes in ras-transformed cells by damnacanthal from Morinda citrifolia. Cancer Lett. 73 161 PMID: 7693328

2. Faltynek et al (1995) Damnacanthal is a highly potent, selective inhibitor fo p56lck tyrosine kinase activity. Biochemistry 34 12404 PMID: 7547985

3. Aoki et al (2000) Mechanism of damnacanthal-induced [Ca2+]i elevation in human dermal fibroblasts. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 387 119 PMID: 10650151