Farnesyl pyrophosphate ammonium salt

methanol:ammonia solution, ≥95% (TLC)

3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrien-1-yl pyrophosphate ammonium salt, FPP
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Quality Level


≥95% (TLC)


methanol:ammonia solution


vial of 200 μg

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Gene Information

rat ... Fnta(25318)

General description

Farnesyl pyrophosphate is a 15-carbon isoprenoid synthesized from geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP) by the action of enzyme farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (FPPS).


Farnesyl pyrophosphate ammonium salt has been used:
  • as a prenylation agonist in human osteogenic sarcoma cells in collagen-based cell invasion assays
  • in the prenylation of the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)
  • as a substrate in prenyltransferases assay in diatom Haslea ostrearia


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Biochem/physiol Actions

Farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) is the precursor for the biosynthesis of cholesterol, ubiquinone and dolicol. It is part of the intracellular mevalonate pathway. FPP is essential for cell survival and is used for prenylation of several low molecular mass G proteins, including Ras. Inhibition of prenylation results in loss of oncogenic potential of Ras proteins. Inhibition of prenylation may serve as therapeutic potential for management of synaptic plasticity and Alzheimer′s disease.

Physical form

Solution in methanol: 10mM aqueous NH4OH (7:3)
Actual concentration given on label

Signal Word



UN1230 - class 3 - PG 2 - Methanol, solution

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

60.8 °F

Flash Point(C)

16 °C

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Petra M Bleeker et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(49), 20124-20129 (2012-11-22)
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Isoprenoid biosynthesis in the diatom Haslea ostrearia
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Matrix metalloproteinase-1 contribution to sarcoma cell invasion
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Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 16(6), 1331-1341 (2012)
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