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Cyclosporin D is a hydroxylated metabolite of cyclosporin A.  Cyclosporin D and other cyclosporin metabolites have been found to have lower (<10%) immunosuppressant activity than cyclosporin A.  Cyclosporin D has been found to reverse daunorubicin resistance in some resistant leukemia cells by possibly inhibiting the efflux functions of P-glycoprotein.

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    Molecular Formula


    Molecular Weight

    1216.63 g/mol

    Mechanism of Action

    Cyclosporin B (and other cyclosporin A metabolites) have lower immunosuppressive activity but likely operate under the same mechanism as cyclosporin A described below.

    After entering a T-cell, Cyclosporin A associates with the cytosolic protein cyclophilin which helps in protein folding. Cyclosporin A binds to cyclophilins and this complex binds another cytosolic protein phosphatase called Calcineurin (protein phosphatase 2B) that dephosphorylates a transcription factor (nuclear factor of activated T-cells, or NF-AT) needed for expression of interleukin 2 (IL-2.). It also blocks the pathway to nitric oxide synthesis via tumor necrosis factor (TNFa) and Interleukin 1a.

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    Cancer Applications

    Cyclosporin’s immunosuppressive properties and potential toxicity can be studied during in vitro assays. Other metabolites of Cyclosporin A (AM1, AM1c, DihydroAM1, AM19, and AM4N) can also be studied (Vollenbroeker B et al, 2005).





    White crystal powder


    Tolypocladium inflatum

    Water Content (Karl Fischer)


    Melting Point

    148 -151 °C


    ≥95.0% (as is)

    Heavy Metals



    Total: ≤5.0%

Technical Data

Spectral Data - Cyclosporin D, EvoPure®

HNMR Spectra


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Solvent: CDC13 
Instrument: Mercury 300
Frequency: 300 MHz


FTIR Spectra

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Mass Spectra

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Polarity/Scan Type: Positive 
Solvent: MeOH
Solution Concentration: 0.1 mg/mL
Instrument: Agilent


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    Stiller, CR and Ulan RA (1981) Cyclosporin A: A Powerful Immunosuppressant."Can. Med. Assn. 126 (1981): 1041-046.

    Vollenbroeker B et al (2005) Determination of cyclosporine and its metabolites in blood via HPLC-MS and correlation to clinically important parameters. Transplant Proc. 37(4):1741-1744 PMID 15919451

    Wang, PC et al. (1989) Isolation of 10 Cyclosporine Metabolites from Human Bile. Drug Metab. Dispos. 17(3): 292-296 PMID 2568911

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