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D9150

Sigma-Aldrich

2,3-Dimethoxy-5-methyl-p-benzoquinone

apoptosis inducer

Synonym(s):
Coenzyme Q0
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C9H10O4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
182.17
Beilstein:
1640422
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

form

powder

mp

58-60 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

COC1=C(OC)C(=O)C(C)=CC1=O

InChI

1S/C9H10O4/c1-5-4-6(10)8(12-2)9(13-3)7(5)11/h4H,1-3H3

InChI key

UIXPTCZPFCVOQF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

2,3-Dimethoxy-5-methyl-p-benzoquinone (Coenzyme Q0 or DMM) is present in all the cells including neural cells.

Application

Coenzyme Q0 inhibits (via radical quenching) reactions of gamma-irradiation induced homolytic cleavage of O-glycoside bonds in polysaccharides. Coenzyme Q0 induces apoptosis and modulates the cell cycle in estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells. It is toxic to other cells such as insulin producing cells.
2,3-Dimethoxy-5-methyl-p-benzoquinone has been used:
  • as a tau protein fibrillization inducer to determine the regions of tau involved in the formation of paired helical filaments (PHFs)
  • as a component in buffer B for cytochrome oxidation assay with subsaturating light
  • in the RPMI-1640 medium for 2,3-bis-(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulphenyl)-(2H)-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide (XTT) assay to quantify antifungal activity

Packaging

1, 5 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

2,3-Dimethoxy-5-methyl-p-benzoquinone (Coenzyme Q0) interacts with tau protein and aids in the formation of filamentous structure.

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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The Photosynthetic Bacterial Reaction Center: Structure and Dynamics, 114-114 (2013)
In vitro tau fibrillization: mapping protein regions
Santa-Maria I, et al.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Basis of Disease, 1762(7), 683-692 (2006)
XTT assay of antifungal activity
Loures FV and Levitz SM
PLoS Pathogens, 5(15), e1543-e1543 (2015)
J J Poderoso et al.
Free radical biology & medicine, 26(7-8), 925-935 (1999-05-08)
The reaction of nitric oxide (*NO) with ubiquinol-0 and ubiquinol-2, short-chain analogs of coenzyme Q, was examined in anaerobic and aerobic conditions in terms of formation of intermediates and stable molecular products. The chemical reactivity of ubiquinol-0 and ubiquinol-2 towards
Yung-Fu Wang et al.
Bioelectrochemistry (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 69(1), 74-81 (2006-01-25)
Bioelectrocatalytic oxidation of acetate was investigated under anaerobic conditions by using Escherichia coli K-12 (IFO 3301) cells cultured on aerobic media containing poly-peptone, glucose or acetate as the sole carbon source. It was found that all E. coli cells cultured

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