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Cayman Chemical Company
· 1180 East Ellsworth Road
· Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Prostaglandin F2α diethyl amide (PGF2α-NEt2) is an analog of PGF2α in which the C-1 carboxyl group has been modified to an N-diethyl amide. PG esters have been shown to have ocular hypotensive activity.1 PG N-ethyl amides were recently introduced as alternative PG hypotensive prodrugs.2 Studies in our laboratories have shown that bovine and human corneal tissue converts the N-ethyl amides of various PGs to the free acids with a conversion efficiency of about 4 µg/g corneal tissue/hr.3 However, we find that dialkyl amides such as PGF2α-NEt2 are inert to corneal amidase activity, and are not converted in any detectable amount to the corresponding free acids. These compounds may therefore be useful tools in elucidating the claim that PG amides have intrinsic intraocular hypotensive activity.
1.Bito, L.Z.Comparison of the ocular hypotensive efficacy of eicosanoids and related compounds. Exp Eye Res38181-184(1984).
2.Woodward, D.F., Krauss, A.H., Chen, J., et al. The pharmacology of Bimatoprost (Lumigan™). Surv Ophthalmol45S337-S345(2001).
3.Maxey, K.M., Johnson, J., Camras, C.B., et al. The hydrolysis of bimatoprost in corneal tissue generates a potent prostanoid FP receptor agonist. Surv Ophthalmol47(4)34-40(2002).
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.