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Cat.No. 3976 - Deoxynivalenol | C15H20O6 | CAS No. 51481-10-8
Description: Mycotoxin; potent protein synthesis inhibitor
Alternative Names: DON, Vomitoxin
Chemical Name: 3α,7α,15-Trihydroxy-12,13-epoxytrichothec-9-en-8-one

Biological Activity

Tricothecene mycotoxin and potent protein synthesis inhibitor. Exhibits cytotoxic activity in vivo via the ribotoxic stress response. Induces p38-mediated gene expression and apoptosis in leukocytes; activity results in systemic expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and other proinflammatory cytokines. Also induces migration of NF-κB into the nucleus.

Technical Data

M. Wt 296.32
Formula C15H20O6
Storage Store at +4°C
CAS Number 51481-10-8
PubChem ID 40024
Smiles CC1=C[C@]2([H])[C@]([C@@](C)(C[C@H]4O)[C@]3(CO3)[C@@]([H])4O2)(CO)[C@H](O)C1=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
ethanol 8.89 30

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.37 mL 16.87 mL 33.75 mL
5 mM 0.67 mL 3.37 mL 6.75 mL
10 mM 0.34 mL 1.69 mL 3.37 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.34 mL 0.67 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Bae and Pestka (2008) Deoxynivalenol induces p38 interaction with the ribosome in monocytes and macrophages. Toxicol.Sci. 105 59 PMID: 18502741

Shi et al (2009) Role of GRP78/BiP degradation and ER stress in deoxynivalenol-induced interleukin-6 upregulation in the macrophage. Toxicol.Sci. 109 247 PMID: 19336499

Krishnaswamy et al (2010) Lutein protects HT-29 cells against deoxynivalenol-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis: prevention of NF-κB nuclear localization and down regulation of NF-κB and cyclo-oxygenase-2 expression. Free Radic.Biol.Med. 49 50 PMID: 20347963

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