L-Canavanine sulfate

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Cat.No. 0673 - L-Canavanine sulfate | C5H12N4O3.H2SO4 | CAS No. 2219-31-0
Description: NOS inhibitor
Chemical Name: L-2-Amino-4-(guanidiooxy)butyric acid sulfate

Biological Activity

NO synthase inhibitor.

Technical Data

M. Wt 274.25
Formula C5H12N4O3.H2SO4
Storage Desiccate at +4°C
CAS Number 2219-31-0
PubChem ID 11957500
Smiles OS(O)(=O)=O.NC(NOCC[C@H](N)C(O)=O)=N

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Solubility Data

SolubilitySoluble in water

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.65 mL 18.23 mL 36.46 mL
5 mM 0.73 mL 3.65 mL 7.29 mL
10 mM 0.36 mL 1.82 mL 3.65 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.36 mL 0.73 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Dokita et al (1994) Involvement of nitric oxide and cyclic GMP in rabbit urethral relaxation. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 269 269 PMID: 7851504

Knowles et al (1994) Nitric oxide synthases in mammals. Biochem.J. 298 249 PMID: 7510950

Moore and Handy (1997) Selective inhibitors of neuronal nitric oxide synthase - is no NOS really good NOS for the nervous system? TiPS 18 204 PMID: 9226999

Teale and Atkinson (1994) L-Canavanine restores blood pressure in a rat model of endotoxic shock. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 271 87 PMID: 7535234

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