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    CAS Number: 117704-25-3


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    Doramectin is a biosynthetic avermectin derived from a mutant strain of Streptomyces avermitilis, supplemented with a cyclohexylcaboxylic acid starting unit. Doramectin was developed as an anthelmintic for internal parasite control. The presence of the cyclohexyl group replacing the sec-butyl moiety affords greater hydrophobicity and longer biological half-life compared to avermectin. Like the other milbemycin/avermectins, it selectively binds to parasite glutamate-gated chloride ion channels and disrupts neurotransmission leading to paralysis and death of the parasite.

    Doramectin is soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF and DMSO.
    ReferencesAvermectin aglycones. Mrozik H. et al. J. Org. Chem. 1982, 47, 489.

    Ivermectin, a new broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent. Chabala J.C. et al. J. Med. Chem. 1980, 23, 1134.