PAF (C16)

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Cat.No. 2940 - PAF (C16) | C26H54NO7P | CAS No. 74389-68-7
Description: Endogenous platelet-activating factor (PAF)
Alternative Names: Platelet-activating factor
Chemical Name: (7R)-7-(Acetyloxy)-4-hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-3,5,9-trioxa-4-phosphapentacosan-1-aminium-4-oxide

Biological Activity

Endogenous platelet-activating factor (PAF) and ligand for PAF receptors. Produced by inflammatory cells and a potent chemoattractant for polymorphonuclear neutrophils. Induces increased vascular permeability.

Technical Data

M. Wt 523.68
Formula C26H54NO7P
Storage Desiccate at -20°C
CAS Number 74389-68-7
PubChem ID 108156

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
ethanol 52.37 100
water 52.37 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.91 mL 9.55 mL 19.1 mL
5 mM 0.38 mL 1.91 mL 3.82 mL
10 mM 0.19 mL 0.95 mL 1.91 mL
50 mM 0.04 mL 0.19 mL 0.38 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Oda et al (1985) Molecular species of platelet-activating factor generated by human neutrophils challenged with ionophore A23187. J.Immunol. 134 1090 PMID: 3917470

Archer et al (1988) Actions of platelet activating factor (PAF) homologues and their combinations on neutrophil chemokinesis and cutaneous inflammatory responses in man. J.Invest.Dermatol. 91 82 PMID: 3385217

Handa et al (1991) Vasorelaxant effect of C16-PAF and C18-PAF on renal blood flow and systemic blood pressure in the anesthetized rat. Life Sci. 49 747 PMID: 1875784

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