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Leukotriene B4

Potent proinflammatory agent, primarily because of its actions on polymorphonuclear leukocytes that include chemotaxis, aggregation, degranulation, and stimulation of adherence to vascular endothelium.

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Synonym(s):
Leukotriene B4, LTB₄, 5(S),12(R)-Dihydroxy-6- cis-8- trans-10- trans-14- cis-eicosatetraenoic Acid
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C20H32O4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
336.47
MDL number:

Quality Level

assay

≥97% (HPLC)

form

oil

manufacturer/tradename

Calbiochem®

storage condition

OK to freeze

color

clear

solubility

ethanol: soluble

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

−70°C

InChI

1S/C20H32O4/c1-2-3-4-5-6-9-13-18(21)14-10-7-8-11-15-19(22)16-12-17-20(23)24/h6-11,14-15,18-19,21-22H,2-5,12-13,16-17H2,1H3,(H,23,24)/b8-7+,9-6+,14-10+,15-11+

InChI key

VNYSSYRCGWBHLG-XUOUMLBJSA-N

General description

Potent inflammatory agent, primarily because of its actions on polymorphonuclear leukocytes that include chemotaxis, aggregation, degranulation, and stimulation of adherence to vascular endothelium. Stimulates c-fos and c-jun proto-oncogene transcription in human monocytes. Involved in the pathogenesis of postischemic cerebral edema.
Potent proinflammatory agent, primarily because of its actions on polymorphonuclear leukocytes that include chemotaxis, aggregation, degranulation, and stimulation of adherence to vascular endothelium. Stimulates c-fos and c-jun proto-oncogene transcription in human monocytes. Involved in the pathogenesis of postischemic cerebral edema and asthma.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cell permeable: no
Primary Target
Polymorphonuclear leukocytes
Product does not compete with ATP.
Reversible: no

Warning

Toxicity: Flammable (J)

Physical form

In Ethanol.

Reconstitution

Following initial thaw, aliquot and freeze (-70°C).

Other Notes

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Dokter, W.H., et al. 1994. Leukemia 8, 1181.
Jedlitschky, G., et al. 1991. J. Biol. Chem.266, 24763.

Legal Information

CALBIOCHEM is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2

Storage Class

3 - Flammable liquids

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WGK 2


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