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
Heteroatom-substituted fatty acids have been observed to modulate the extension and desaturating of fatty acids, and to influence their distribution within phospholipids pools.1,2 10-Thiastearic acid inhibits desaturation of radiolabeled stearate to oleate in rat hepatocytes and hepatoma cells by more than 80% at a concentration of 25 µM.3 This activity is associated with a hypolipidemic effect, making this 10-thiastearic acid a useful tool for evaluating new anti-obesity therapeutics.
1.Wu, P., Grav, H.J., Horn, R., et al. Effects of chain length and sulphur position of thia fatty acids on their incorporation into phospholipids in 7800 C1 hepatoma cells and isolated rat hepatocytes, and their effects on fatty acid composition of phospholipids. Biochem Pharmacol51751-758(1996).
2.Pascal, R.A., and Ziering, D.L.Synthesis of heteroatom-substituted analogues of stearic acid. J Lipid Res27221-224(1986).
3.Høvik, K.E., Spydevold ØS, and Bremer, J.Thia fatty acids as substrates and inhibitors of stearoyl-CoA desaturase. Biochim Biophys Acta1349251-256(1997).
A crystalline solid
in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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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.