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
Rosmarinic acid is a naturally-occurring phenolic compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This compound inhibits lipid peroxidation of rat liver microsomes by 90% at a concentration of 25 µg/ml.1 Rosmarinic acid suppresses endotoxin-induced activation of complement and concomitant formation of prostacyclin.2,3 Formation of 5-HETE and LTB4 from human PMNL is inhibited by rosmarinic acid at concentrations of 10-5 to 10-3 M.4
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2.Bult, H., Herman, A.G., and Rampart, M.Modification of endotoxin-induced haemodynamic and haematological changes in the rabbit by methylprednisolone, F(ab')2 fragments and rosmarinic acid. Br J Pharmacol84317-327(1985).
3.Rampart, M., Beetens, J.R., Bult, H., et al. Complement-dependent stimulation of prostacyclin biosynthesis: Inhibition by rosmarinic acid. Biochem Pharmacol351397-1400(1986).
4.Kimura, Y., Okuda, H., Okuda, T., et al. Studies on the activities of tannins and related compounds, X. Effects of caffeetannins and related compounds on arachidonate metabolism in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. J Nat Prod50392-399(1987).
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.