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Methyl heneicosanoate

C21:0 Methyl ester

This odd numbered long-chain fatty acid methyl ester is unusual in many biological systems and is therefore often useful as an internal standard or biomarker. Heneicosanoic acid is found in small amounts in mammalian milk and is present in the articular cartilage boundary lubricant1 and red blood cell fatty acids2. It is also present in small amounts in various microorganisms3 and can aid in their identification by the comparison of their lipid profiles. Heneicosanoic acid, along with other long chain fatty acids, shows significant inhibitory effects towards human p53 DNA binding domain.4
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1242 100 mg £85.00

Additional Information

Property Value or Rating
Product Size 100 mg
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C22H44O2
CAS# 6064-90-0
Formula Weight 340.6
Solvent none
Source synthetic
Purity 99%
Analytical Methods GC, TLC
Natural Source Synthetic
Solubility chloroform, ethyl ether
Physical Appearance A neat solid
Storage room temperature

1. A. Sarma et al. “Phospholipid composition of articular cartilage boundary lubricant” J Orthop Res., vol. 19 pp. 671-676, 2001 
2. A. Moser et al. “Plasma and red blood cell fatty acids in peroxisomal disorders” Neurochem Res., vol. 24 pp. 187-197, 1999 
3. N. Carballeira et al. “Unusual Lipid Composition of a Bacillus sp. Isolated from Lake Pomorie in Bulgaria” Lipids, vol. 35 pp. 1371-1376, 2000 
4. H. Iijima et al. “The Inhibitory Action of Long-Chain Fatty Acids on the DNA Binding Activity of p53” Lipids, vol. 41 pp. 521-527, 2006

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