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MedKoo CAT#: 556165

CAS#: 56317-21-6

Description: Moracin M is a phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor isolated from Morus alba. Moracin M has anti-inflammatory activity. Moracin M inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory responses in nucleus pulposus cells via regulating PI3K/Akt/mTOR phosphorylation. Moracin M inhibits airway inflammation by interrupting the JNK/c-Jun and NF-κB pathways in vitro and in vivo.


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Moracin M
CAS# 56317-21-6

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 556165
Name: Moracin M
CAS#: 56317-21-6
Chemical Formula: C14H10O4
Exact Mass: 242.0579
Molecular Weight: 242.23
Elemental Analysis: C, 69.42; H, 4.16; O, 26.42

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50.0mg USD 750.0 2 Weeks
100.0mg USD 1350.0 2 Weeks
200.0mg USD 2350.0 2 Weeks
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Synonym: Moracin M;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 5-(6-Hydroxy-1-benzofuran-2-yl)benzene-1,3-diol

InChi Key: LHPRYOJTASOZGJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

InChi Code: InChI=1S/C14H10O4/c15-10-2-1-8-5-13(18-14(8)7-10)9-3-11(16)6-12(17)4-9/h1-7,15-17H

SMILES Code: OC1=CC(C(O2)=CC3=C2C=C(O)C=C3)=CC(O)=C1

Appearance: To be determined

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: To be determined

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: To be determined

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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