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MedKoo CAT#: 412454

CAS#: 26612-48-6

Description: Caulerpin is a biochemical from the pigment from green algae, Caulerpa lamourouxii.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 26612-48-6

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 412454
Name: Caulerpin
CAS#: 26612-48-6
Chemical Formula: C24H18N2O4
Exact Mass: 398.1267
Molecular Weight: 398.42
Elemental Analysis: C, 72.35; H, 4.55; N, 7.03; O, 16.06

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Synonym: Caulerpin

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Cycloocta(1,2-b:5,6-b')diindole-6,13-dicarboxylic acid, 5,12-dihydro-, dimethyl ester


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C24H18N2O4/c1-29-23(27)17-11-15-13-7-3-6-10-20(13)26-22(15)18(24(28)30-2)12-16-14-8-4-5-9-19(14)25-21(16)17/h3-12,25-26H,1-2H3/b15-11-,16-12-,17-11+,18-12+,21-17-,22-18-

SMILES Code: O=C(C1=C2NC3=C(C=CC=C3)C/2=C/C(C(OC)=O)=C4NC5=C(C=CC=C5)C/4=C/1)OC

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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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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5: Magliozzi L, Maselli V, Almada F, Di Cosmo A, Mollo E, Polese G. Effect of the algal alkaloid caulerpin on neuropeptide Y (NPY) expression in the central nervous system (CNS) of Diplodus sargus. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2019 Apr;205(2):203-210. doi: 10.1007/s00359-019-01322-8. Epub 2019 Mar 9. PMID: 30852662.

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7: de Souza ET, de Lira DP, de Queiroz AC, da Silva DJ, de Aquino AB, Mella EA, Lorenzo VP, de Miranda GE, de Araújo-Júnior JX, Chaves MC, Barbosa-Filho JM, de Athayde-Filho PF, Santos BV, Alexandre-Moreira MS. The antinociceptive and anti- inflammatory activities of caulerpin, a bisindole alkaloid isolated from seaweeds of the genus Caulerpa. Mar Drugs. 2009 Nov 26;7(4):689-704. doi: 10.3390/md7040689. PMID: 20098607; PMCID: PMC2810220.

8: Ahmed SA, Abdelrheem DA, El-Mageed HRA, Mohamed HS, Rahman AA, Elsayed KNM, Ahmed SA. Destabilizing the structural integrity of COVID-19 by caulerpin and its derivatives along with some antiviral drugs: An in silico approaches for a combination therapy. Struct Chem. 2020 Jul 23:1-22. doi: 10.1007/s11224-020-01586-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32837118; PMCID: PMC7376526.

9: Liu Y, Morgan JB, Coothankandaswamy V, Liu R, Jekabsons MB, Mahdi F, Nagle DG, Zhou YD. The Caulerpa pigment caulerpin inhibits HIF-1 activation and mitochondrial respiration. J Nat Prod. 2009 Dec;72(12):2104-9. doi: 10.1021/np9005794. PMID: 19921787; PMCID: PMC2798910.

10: Canché Chay CI, Gómez Cansino R, Espitia Pinzón CI, Torres-Ochoa RO, Martínez R. Synthesis and anti-tuberculosis activity of the marine natural product caulerpin and its analogues. Mar Drugs. 2014 Mar 27;12(4):1757-72. doi: 10.3390/md12041757. PMID: 24681629; PMCID: PMC4012461.