B7651 Sigma

Brefeldin A

from Penicillium brefeldianum, ≥99% (HPLC and TLC)

Synonym: γ,4-Dihydroxy-2-(6-hydroxy-1-heptenyl)-4-cyclopentanecrotonic acid λ-lactone, Ascotoxin, BFA, Cyanein, Decumbin


Biochem/physiol Actions

Brefeldin A (BFA) is a fungal metabolite which disrupts the structure and function of the Golgi apparatus. BFA is an activator of the sphingomyelin cycle. Brefeldin A-mediated apoptosis has been observed in human tumor cells.

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