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Castanospermine | Glucosidase inhibitor

Castanospermine (79831-76-8) is a natural product, derived from Castanospermum austral. Potent inhibitor of α- and β-glucosidases.1 Exhibits antiviral properties.2 Inhibits HIV infectivity.3 Inhibits thyroglobulin secretion.4 Castanospermine displays antitumor activity and anti-angiogenic activity.5 Prevents hyperglycemic response to oral glucose load (1 mg/kg) in rats.6


1) Saul et al. (1984), Studies on the mechanism of castanospermine inhibition of alpha- and beta-glucosidases; Arch. Biochem. Biophys, 230 668
2) Repp et al. (1985), The effects of processing inhibitors on N-linked oligosaccharides on the intracellular migration of glycoprotein E2 of mouse hepatitis virus and the maturation of coronavirus particles; J. Biol. Chem., 260 15873
3) Gruters et al. (1987), Interference with HIV-induced syncytium formation and viral infectivity by inhibitors of trimming glucosidase; Nature, 330 74
4) Franc et al. (1990), Effects of deoxymannojirimycin and castanospermine on the polarized secretion of thyroglobulin; Endocrinology, 126 1464
5) Pili et al. (1995), The alpha-glucosidase I inhibitor castanospermine alters endothelial cell glycosylation, prevents angiogenesis, and inhibits tumor growth; Mol. Cancer Res., 55 2920
6) Rhinehart et al. (1987), Castanospermine blocks the hyperglycemic response to carbohydrates in vivo: a result of intestinal disaccharidase inhibition; Life Sci., 41 2325

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Glycosidase inhibitor
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Soluble in Water (up to 25 mg/ml).
Physical Properties:
White or off-white solid
99% by TLC
NMR (Conforms)
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Stable for 2 years as supplied. Solutions in distilled water may be stored at -20°C for up to 3 months.
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Materials provided by Focus Biomolecules are for laboratory research use only and are not intended for human or veterinary applications.

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