• Meleagrin packaged and labeled in glass vial.

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Description
Meleagrin is an alkaloid with antitumor and antibiotic activity, isolated from a number of species of Penicillium. Meleagrin is a common taxonomic marker for fungal contamination of foodstuffs. Note that meleagrin, the fungal metabolite, should not be confused with the low molecular weight protein, also meleagrin.

Meleagrin is soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Poor water solubility.

    CAS Number

    71751-77-4

    Molecular Formula

    C23H23N5O4

    Molecular Weight

    433.5

    Mechanism of Action

    Despite its wide detection in the environment, the mode of action and bioprofile has not been extensively reported.

    Storage Conditions

    -20┬░C

Specifications

    Appearance

    Light tan to tan solid

References

    References

    Isolation of radicicol from Penicillium luteo-aurantium, and meleagrin, a new metabolite from Penicillium meleagrinum. Nozawa K. & Nakajima S. J. Nat. Prod. 1979, 42, 374.

    Production of mycotoxins on artificially and naturally infested building materials. Nielsen K.F. et al. Mycopathologia 1999, 145, 43.

    Mass spectrometry-based chemotaxonomic classification of Penicillium species (P. echinulatum, P. expansum, P. solitum, and P. oxalicum) and its correlation with antioxidant activity. Kim H.Y. J. Microbiol. Methods 2012, 90, 327.

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