Arachidonic Acid Lipid Maps MS Standard

Cayman Chemical Item Number 10007268

(CAS 506-32-1)

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Arachidonic acid is an essential fatty acid and a precursor for all prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes. Virtually all cellular arachidonic acid is esterified in membrane phospholipids where its presence is tightly regulated through multiple interconnected pathways.1 Free arachidonic acid is a transient, critical substrate for the biosynthesis of eicosanoid second messengers. Receptor-stimulated release, metabolism, and re-uptake of free arachidonate are all important aspects of cell signaling and inflammation.2

1. Nixon, A.B., Greene, D.G., and Wykle, R.L. Comparison of acceptor and donor substrates in the CoA-independent transacylase reaction in human neutrophils. Biochim Biophys Acta 1300 187-196 (1996).

2. Burgoyne, R.D., and Morgan, A. The control of free arachidonic acid levels. Trends Biochem Sci 15 365-366 (1990).

Formal Name 5Z,​8Z,​11Z,​14Z-​eicosatetraenoic acid
CAS Number 506-32-1
Molecular Formula C20H32O2
Formula Weight 304.5
Formulation A solution in ethanol
Purity ≥98%
Stability 1 year
Storage -20°C
Shipping Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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Size Price Quantity Subtotal
50 mg $26.00 $0.00
100 mg $49.00 $0.00
250 mg $117.00 $0.00
500 mg $208.00 $0.00
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