Cat. No. 4486
Chemical Name: Phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride
Biological ActivityNon-selective protease inhibitor; irreversibly sulfonates key active site serine residues in serine proteases, acetylcholinesterases, and thiol proteases. Blocks metabolism of anandamide (Cat. No. 1339) in a rodent model of cannabimimetic activity. Unstable in water (t1/2 ~ 60 mins at pH 7.5). Brain penetrant.
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Day et al (2001) Role of fatty acid amide hydrolase in the transport of the endogenous cannabinoid anandamide. Mol.Pharmacol. 59 1369. PMID: 11353795.
Compton & Martin (1997) The effect of the enzyme inhibitor phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride on the pharmacological effect of anandamide in the mouse model of cannabimimetic activity. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 283 1138. PMID: 9399986.
Turini et al (1969) The action of phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride on human acetylcholinesterase, chymotrypsin and trypsin. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 167 98. PMID: 4306345.
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