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Discontinued ProductLeflunomide (Cat. No. 2228) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Biological Activity for Leflunomide
Inhibitor of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (IC50 = 2.5 μM). Inhibits de novo pyrimidine synthesis in human T cells in vitro; also inhibits lymphocyte proliferation. Exhibits efficacy in several animal models of autoimmune disease, arthritis and graft rejection. Active metabolite, teriflunomide (A77 1726, Cat. No. 5069), also available.
Technical Data for Leflunomide
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References for Leflunomide
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Greene et al (1995) Inhibition of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase by the immunosuppressive agent leflun. Biochem.Pharmacol. 50 861 PMID: 7575649
Cherwinski et al (1995) The immunosuppressant leflun. inhibits lymphocyte proliferation by inhibiting pyrimidine biosynthesis. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 275 1043 PMID: 7473131
Brazelton and Morris (1996) Molecular mechanisms of action of new xenobiotic immunosuppressive drugs: tacro. (FK506), siro. (rapamycin), mycophen. mofetil and leflun. Curr.Opin.Immunol. 8 710 PMID: 8902398
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1 Citation for Leflunomide
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Leflunomide include:
Risse et al (2011) Interleukin-13 inhibits proliferation and enhances contractility of human airway smooth muscle cells without change in contractile phenotype. J Biomol Res Ther 300 L958 PMID: 21460123
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