Cat. No. 2761
Alternative Name: Eflornithine
Chemical Name: DL-2-(Difluoromethyl)-ornithine hydrochloride
Biological ActivityIrreversible inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) that inhibits polyamine biosynthesis. Displays antiapoptotic, antiangiogenic and antiparasitic activity. Induces re-expression of aberrantly silenced tumor suppressor genes when used in combination with oligoamine analogs.
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Wu et al (2012) Oligoamine analogues in combination with 2-difluoromethylornithine synergistically induce re-expression of aberrantly silenced tumour-suppressor genes. Biochem.J. 442 693. PMID: 22132744.
Raul (2007) Revival of 2-(difluoromethyl)ornithine (DFMO), an inhibitor of polyamine biosynthesis, as a cancer chemopreventative agent. Biochem.Soc.Trans. 35 353. PMID: 17371277.
Carrillo et al (2000) Sensitivity of Trypanosomatid protozoa to DFMO and metabolic turnover of ornithine decarboxylase. Biochem.Biophys.Res.Comm. 279 663.
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Keywords: DFMO, supplier, Ornithine, decarboxylases, inhibitors, inhibits, Tocris Bioscience, Decarboxylase Inhibitor products
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