FK 506

Cat. No. 3631

FK 506 C44H69NO12 [104987-11-3]

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Alternative Names: Tacrolimus, Fujimycin

Chemical Name: (3S,4R,5S,8R,9E,12S,14S,15R,16S,18R,19R,26aS)-5,6,8,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,24,25,26,26a-Hexadecahydro-5,19-dihydroxy-3-[(1E)-2-[(1R,3R,4R)-4-hydroxy-3-methoxycyclohexyl]-1-methylethenyl]-14,16-dimethoxy-4,10,12,18-tetramethyl-8-(2-propen-1-yl)-15,19-epoxy-3H-pyrido[2,1-c][1,4]oxaazacyclotricosine-1,7,20,21(4H,23H)tetrone

Biological Activity

Potent calcineurin (protein phosphatase 2B) inhibitor that requires FK 506-binding protein 12 (FKBP12) for activity (IC50 = 3 nM). Inhibits secretion of IL-1, IL-2 (IC50 = 1 nM), IL-3, IL-4, IL-6 (IC50 = 35 nM), GM-CSF, TNFα (IC50 = 10 nM), IFNγ and Myc from activated T cells in vitro. Exhibits potent immunosuppressive, neuroprotective and anticonvulsant activity in vivo. Analog (ascomycin, Cat. No. 4210) also available.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
>99 %
Store at -20°C

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Fruman et al (1995) The complex of FK506-binding protein 12 and FK506 inhibits calcineurin phosphatase activity and IgE activation-induced cytokine transcripts, but not exocytosis, in mouse mast cells. J.Immunol. 154 1846. PMID: 7530743.

Baughman et al (1997) Tissue distribution and abundance of human FKBP51, and FK506-binding protein that can mediate calcineurin inhibition. Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun. 232 437. PMID: 9125197.

Sierra-Paredes and Sierra-Marcuno (2008) Ascomycin and FK506: Pharmacology and therapeutic potential as anticonvulsants and neuroprotectants. CNS Neurosci.Ther. 14 36. PMID: 18482098.

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