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
Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) catalyzes the hydrolysis of fatty acids at the sn-2 position of glycerophospholipids, yielding a free fatty acid and a lysophospholipid as products. There are three broad classes of PLA2, secretory (sPLA2), calcium-dependent cytosolic (cPLA2), and calcium-independent cytosolic (iPLA2), that have different functions. FKGK 11 is a selective inhibitor of iPLA2 that demonstrates an XI(50) value of 0.0073, where XI(50) equals the mole fraction of FKGK 11 in the total substrate interface required to inhibit iPLA2 by 50%.1 In comparison, mole fractions as high as 0.091 do not inhibit cPLA2 activity and cause only slight inhibition of sPLA2.1
1.Baskakis, C., Magrioti, V., Cotton, N., et al. Synthesis of polyfluoro ketones for selective inhibition of human phospholipase A2 enzymes. J Med Chem518027-8037(2008).
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.