Cayman is a manufacturer, supplier, and vendor of biochemical reagents,
assay kits, forensic chemistry standards, antibodies, and proteins for
scientific research. Analytical testing services and custom synthesis are
Cayman Chemical Company
· 1180 East Ellsworth Road
· Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
AcylCoA:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) is an intracellular cholesteryl ester synthase tied closely to the absorption of dietary cholesterol.1 Oleyl analide (OA) is a weak inhibitor of acylCoA:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) with an IC50 of 26 µM.2 OA and the related glyceride dioleoyl phenylamino propane 1,2-diol have been linked to a syndrome of eosinophilia, excessive T-cell activation, and elevated interleukin-4 (IL-4), soluble IL-2R, and IL-5. The clinical consequences are an acute pulmonary inflammatory reaction followed by chronic neuropathy, myalgia, and autoimmune connective tissue disease, generally referred to as toxic oil syndrome (TOS). Aniline-denatured cooking oil is a source of OA associated with TOS.3
1.Suckling, K.E., and Stange, E.F.Role of acyl-CoA: Cholesterol acyltransferase in cellular cholesterol metabolism. J Lipid Res26647-671(1985).
2.Roth, B.D., Blankley, C.J., Hoefle, M.L., et al. Inhibitors of acyl-CoA: Cholesterol acyltransferase. 1. Identification and structure-activity relationship of a novel series of fatty acid anilide hypocholesterolemic agents. J Med Chem351609-1617(1992).
3.Gelpi, E., de la Paz, M.P., Terracini, B., et al. The spanish toxic oil syndrome 20 years after its onset: A multidisciplinary review of scientific knowledge. Environ Health Perspect110(5)457-464(2002).
Oleic Acid Anilide
A crystalline solid
in continental US; may vary elsewhere
Cayman Chemical Company regularly evaluates our shipping methods to ensure product stability is maintained and our corporate environmental impact is minimized. Products selected for review are evaluated and shipping methods are certified by our Scientists. While occasionally our method of shipping a product may change, rest assured the shipping conditions on all Cayman Chemical products have been reviewed and validated.
Upon receipt, it is important to check the storage requirements of your products and place them at the appropriate temperature. Products shipped without ice may require frozen storage for long term stability.
Cayman Chemical was formed over thirty years ago by demonstrating the value of naturally growing gorgonian corals as a renewable, economically viable source of prostaglandins. Today we operate our business knowing that we owe our start to the renewable resources our environment had provided. As Cayman Chemical continues to grow we consistently evaluate our business processes to ensure we are operating at the highest environmental standards.