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
Thioester analogs of glycerophospholipids, in combination with Ellman’s reagent, are convenient colorimetric substrates for the measurement of phospholipase activity. HEPC is a truncated analog of phosphatidylcholine with the entire sn-1 substituent deleted, and with a hexadecylthioester in the sn-2 position.1 HEPC is a substrate for Type II phospholipase A2 (PLA2) enzymes, such as porcine pancreatic, bee venom, and snake venom PLA2. The intrinsic biological activity of HEPC has not been actively investigated.
1.Bhat, M.K., Mueller-Harvey, I., Sumner, I.G., et al. Simplified methods for the synthesis of 2-hexadecanoylthio-1-ethylphosphorylcholine and for the determination of phospholipase A2 activity. Biochem Biophys Acta1166244-250(1993).
4-oxide-4-hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-9-oxo-3,5-dioxa-8-thia-4-phosphatetracosan-1-aminium, inner salt
A solution in ethanol
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.