|The Mycophenolic Acid n/a (Catalog #MBS6020976) is a Biochemical produced from Penicillium sp. MST-FP1988 and is intended for research purposes only. The product is available for immediate purchase.
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Mycophenolic acid is a common Penicillium metabolite first reported in the 1930s as a possible mycotoxin. Re-investigation has shown mycophenolic acid to display a broad range of pharmacological activities including antitumor, antiviral, antifungal and antiprotozoan activities. However, it was the discovery that mycophenolic acid was a potent immunosuppressant, useful to prevent kidney transplant rejection, that led to its commercial development and that of related semi-synthetics as pharmaceuticals. Mycophenolic acid acts by inihibition of inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase, controlling the rate of de novo purine synthesis in the proliferation of B and T lymphocytes.
CAS Number: 24280-93-1
Molecular Formula: C17H20O6. Solubility: Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Limited water solubility.