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
Butenoyl and butanoyl PAF are both products of the oxidative decomposition of 2-arachidonoyl phospholipids.1 Oxygenation of C-5 of the 5,6 double bond followed by cleavage of the hydroperoxide results in a PAF-like compound with a 4-carbon residue esterified in the sn-2 position; similar oxidized lipid products also act as ligands for oxidized lipid receptors and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor.2 Although butenoyl PAF is 10-fold less potent than PAF as a PAF receptor agonist, it is present in amounts 100-fold greater than enzymatically generated PAF. Therefore, oxidation of LDL phospholipids generates physiologically relevant bioactive PAF-like molecules.
1.Marathe, G.K., Davies, S.S., Harrison, K.A., et al. Inflammatory platelet-activating factor-like phospholipids in oxidized low density lipoproteins are fragmented alkyl phosphatidylcholines. J Biol Chem27428395-28404(1999).
2.Davies, S.S., Pontsler, A.V., Marathe, G.K., et al. Oxidized alkyl phospholipids are specific, high affinity peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ ligands and agonists. J Biol Chem27616015-16023(2001).
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.