Brefeldin A

Brefeldin A (CAS 20350-15-6)

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Synonym: γ,4-Dihydroxy-2-(6-hydroxy-1-heptenyl)-4-cyclopentanecrotonic acid λ-lactone, Ascotoxin, BFA, Cyanein, Decumbin
Application: A fungal metabolite exhibiting a wide range of antibiotic activities and activator of caspase-3
CAS Number: 20350-15-6
Purity: ≥98%
Molecular Weight: 280.36
Molecular Formula: C16H24O4
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Brefeldin A is a fungal metabolite that disrupts the structure and function of the Golgi apparatus. The compound induces the Golgi proteins to redistribute into the ER and blocks the secretion from the Golgi apparatus. Studies show that it blocks the GTP-dependent interaction of ARF with the Golgi membrane, thus inhibiting the assembly of coatomer onto the membrane. Research shows that Brefeldin A can induce apoptosis in Neuroendocrine tumor cells by activating caspase-3, and inhibits cell growth by targeting the cell cycle in prostate cancer cells. Brefeldin A is an inhibitor of ARF.


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Physical State :
Derived From :
Eupenicillum sp. UN88
Solubility :
Soluble in water (Partly miscible), methanol (10 mg/mL), ethanol (5 mg/mL), DMSO (20 mg/mL), acetone, and ethyl acetate (1 mg/mL).
Storage :
Store at -20° C
Melting Point :
200° C
Boiling Point :
~492.7° C at 760 mmHg (Predicted)
Density :
~1.1 g/cm3 (Predicted)
Refractive Index :
n20D 1.51
Optical Activity :
α20/D 96°±2° in methanol; α20/D 93°, c = 2 in methanol
IC50 :
B-cell specific antigen receptor-induced NF-kB activation: IC50 = 420 nM (HEK-293T cell line)
pK Values :
pKa: 12.92
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
WGK Germany :
Transport :
UN 2811, Class 6.1, Packing group III
PubChem CID :
Merck Index :
14: 1369
MDL Number :
EC Number :
Beilstein Registry :

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Hi, I'm interested in buying Brefeldin A (sc-200861). The product would be received in USA by a colleague. Can you make an invoice with an argentinean billing adress? Thank you.

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What is the appearance of the compound?

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brefeldin A works well This product worked well in human cell lines, we pre-treated the cells for 1 h at 37 C and treated with our samples
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Found to downregulate the expression of AR Found to downregulate the expression of AR in LNCaP cells. Decrease in protein expression observed by WB comparing cells that were untreated with those that have been treated with brefeldin A. -SCBT QC
Date published: 2015-04-08
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