Technical Data
Asterric Acid (Dimethylosoic acid, Antibiotic TAN 1415A, Antibiotic WF 12880A)
Biochemicals Storage: +4CShipping: Blue Ice
A fungal metabolite, asterric acid is isolated from a number of Aspergillus and Penicillium species. It is an inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Asterric acid is an angiogenesis inhibitor acting on VEGF-induced tube formation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells.

Purity: >99% by HPLC

Solubility: Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO.

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Source: Aspergillus terreus

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1. Fungal metabolites, asterric acid derivatives inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced
tube formation of HUVECs. Lee H.J. et al. J. Antibiot. 2002, 55, 552.
2. Asterric acid, a new endothelin binding inhibitor. Ohashi H. et al. J. Antibiot. 1992, 45, 1684.
3. Studies in the biochemistry of micro-organisms. 115. Metabolites of Penicillium frequentans Westling:
isolation of sulochrin, asterric acid, (+)-bisdechlorogeodin and two new substituted anthraquinones,
questin and questinol. Mahmoodian A. et al. Biochem. J. 1964, 92, 369.

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