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Description: Prostaglandin. Vasodilator and antiplatelet agent in vivo
Alternative Names: PGE1, Prostaglandin E1
Chemical Name: (11α,13E,15S)-11,15-Dihydroxy-9-oxo-prost-13-en-1-oic acid
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (1)
Literature (5)

Biological Activity for Alprostadil

Alprostadil is a prostaglandin with some selectivity for EP3 and EP4 receptors (Ki values are 1.1, 2.1, 36, 10 and 33 nM for mouse EP3, EP4, EP1, EP2 and IP receptors respectively). Inhibits platelet aggregation and is a vasodilator in vivo.

Technical Data for Alprostadil

M. Wt 354.49
Formula C20H34O5
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 745-65-3
PubChem ID 5280723
Smiles CCCCC[C@H](O)/C=C/[C@@H]1[C@H](C(C[C@H]1O)=O)CCCCCCC(O)=O

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Solubility Data for Alprostadil

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
ethanol 17.72 50

Preparing Stock Solutions for Alprostadil

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.5 mM 5.64 mL 28.21 mL 56.42 mL
2.5 mM 1.13 mL 5.64 mL 11.28 mL
5 mM 0.56 mL 2.82 mL 5.64 mL
25 mM 0.11 mL 0.56 mL 1.13 mL

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References for Alprostadil

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Kiriyama et al (1997) Ligand binding specificities of the eight types and subtypes of the mouse prostanoid receptors expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Br.J.Pharmacol. 122 217 PMID: 9313928

Kirtland (1988) Prostaglandin E1: a review. Prostaglandins Leukot.Essent.Fatty Acids 32 165 PMID: 2901111

Whittle et al (1985) Specificity between the anti-aggregatory actions of prostacyclin, prostaglandin E1 and D2 on platelets. Adv.Exp.Med.Biol. 192 109 PMID: 2871707

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1 Citation for Alprostadil

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Alprostadil include:

Bisikirska et al (2016) Elucidation and Pharmacological Targeting of Novel Molecular Drivers of Follicular Lymphoma Progression. Cancer Res 76 664 PMID: 26589882

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