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Cat.No. 4979 - Methylmalonate | C4H6O4 | CAS No. 516-05-2
Description: Succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor
Chemical Name: 2-Methylpropanedioic acid
Purity: ≥98%
Citations (1)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity

Intracellularly produces malonate, a reversible succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor used to generate Huntington's disease models. Induces apoptotic cell death in striatal neurons.

Technical Data

M. Wt 118.09
Formula C4H6O4
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥98%
CAS Number 516-05-2
PubChem ID 487
Smiles OC(C(C)C(O)=O)=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
1.1eq. NaOH 11.81 100
DMSO 11.81 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 8.47 mL 42.34 mL 84.68 mL
5 mM 1.69 mL 8.47 mL 16.94 mL
10 mM 0.85 mL 4.23 mL 8.47 mL
50 mM 0.17 mL 0.85 mL 1.69 mL

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

Beal and Ferrante (2004) Experimental therapeutics in transgenic mouse models of Huntington's disease. Nat.Rev.Neurosci. 5 373 PMID: 15100720

McLaughlin et al (1998) Methylmalonate toxicity in primary neuronal cultures. Neuroscience 86 279 PMID: 9692761

Ehrlich (2012) Huntington's disease and the striatal medium spiny neuron: cell-autonomous and non-cell-autonomous mechanisms of disease. Neurotherapeutics 9 270 PMID: 22441874

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1 Citation for Methylmalonate

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

Belinskaia et al (2019) Psychotropic Drugs for the Management of Chronic Pain and Itch. Pharmaceuticals (Basel) 12 PMID: 31238561

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