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
Furan fatty acids are unique, naturally occurring lipids that are found in significant amounts in dietary phospholipids, such as in salmon roe.1 CMPF is an endogenous metabolite of furan fatty acids in humans. CMPF is highly albumin-bound and accumulates in the serum of uremic patients to concentrations in excess of 0.2 mM. Its primary effect is to inhibit cellular transport and subsequent deiodination of thyroxine (T4).2,3 CMPF is tightly bound to albumin but only moderately inhibits T4 binding in a direct manner (10-14% at 0.3 mM). However, CMPF effectively displaces competitive T4 binding molecules from albumin, such as acidic drugs and free fatty acids.3 Therefore, CMPF may indirectly influence T4 binding to albumin by increasing the serum concentration of competitive binding molecules, particularly free fatty acids such as oleic acid.3
1.Ishii, K., Okajima, H., Okada, Y., et al. Studies on furan fatty acids of salmon roe phospholipids. J Biochem103(5)836-839(1988).
2.Lim, C., Bernard, B.F., De Jong, M., et al. A furan fatty acid and indoxyl sulfate are the putative inhibitors of thyroxine hepatocyte transport in uremia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab76(2)318-324(1993).
3.Lim, C., Stockigt, J.R., Curtis, A.J., et al. A naturally occuring furan fatty acid enhances drug inhibition of thyroxine binding in serum. Metabolism42(11)1468-1474(1993).
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.