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Cerulenin | Fatty Acid Synthase inhibitor

Cerulenin (17397-89-6) is a fatty acid synthase (FAS) inhibitor. Binds to β-keto-acyl-ACP synthase (KAS; IC50=1.5 μM), thus inhibiting protein acylation at concentrations of 45-134 μM.1 Cerulenin produces metabolic effects similar to the effects of leptin, but through mechanisms that are independent of, or down-stream of, both leptin and melanocortin receptors.2 Reduces nutrient-induced insulin release from normal rat islets.3 Induces apoptosis in human melanoma A-375 cells.4

1) Yasuno et al. (2004), Identification and molecular characterization of the beta-ketoacyl-[acyl carrier protein] synthase component of the Arabidopsis mitochondrial fatty acid synthase; J. Biol. Chem., 279 8242
2) Makimura et al. (2001), Cerulenin mimics effects of leptin on metabolic rate, food intake, and body weight independent of the melanocortin system, but unlike leptin, cerulenin fails to block neuroendocrine effects of fasting; Diabetes, 50 733
3) Metz et al. (1993), Modulation of insulin secretion from normal rat islets by inhibitors of the post-translational modifications of GTP-binding proteins; Biochem. J., 295 31
4) Ho et al. (2007), Fatty acid synthase inhibitors cerulenin and C75 retard growth and induce caspase-dependent apoptosis in human melanoma A-375 cells; Biomed. Pharmacother., 61 578

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Catalog#  10-2062

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Fatty Acid Synthase inhibitor
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Soluble in DMSO (up to 10 mg/ml) or in Ethanol (up to 10 mg/ml).
Physical Properties:
Off-white solid
98% by TLC
NMR (Conforms)
Storage Temperature:
Stable for 2 years as supplied. Solutions in DMSO or ethanol may be stored at -20° for up to 1 month.
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