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FK-506 (Tacrolimus, Fujimycin)


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Potent immunosuppressant (as cyclosporin A and rapamycin). Suppresses proliferation of cytotoxic T cells and inhibits the production of T cell-derived mediators such as interleukin-2 (IL-2). Forms a complex with FK-506 binding protein 12 (FKBP12). Inhibits the activity of the calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase 2B (PP2B; calcineurin), leading to disruption of T cell activation. Prevents rejection of transplanted organs. Anti-inflammatory compound in the treatment of several inflammatory skin diseases (e.g. atopic dermatitis) and with potential anti-rheumatic activity (rheumatoid arthritis). Neuroprotective. Regulates nitric oxide neurotoxicity. Neurotransmitter. Ca2+ release compound. NF-kappaB suppressor by induction of unfolded protein response (UPR). Anti-cancer compound. Apoptosis inducer.
Catalog #044814
Storage and StabilityShort-term Storage: +4°C
Long-term Storage: -20°C
Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20°C.
CAS Number104987-11-3
Molecular FormulaC44H69NO12 . H2O
Molecular Weight804.0+18.0
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Alternate namesTacrolimus, Fujimycin

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