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D9533 Sigma

Deferoxamine mesylate salt

powder, ≥92.5% (TLC)

Synonym: DFOM, Deferoxamine methanesulfonate salt, Desferrioxamine mesylate salt



Related Categories Aerobic Glycolysis (the Warburg Effect), Antioxidants and Cytoprotectants, Cancer Metabolism, Cancer Research, Cell Biology,
assay   ≥92.5% (TLC)
form   powder
color   white to off-white
solubility   H2O: 50 mg/mL
storage temp.   −20°C


Biochem/physiol Actions

An iron chelator used often in the studies of cell proliferation and apoptosis. Has been shown to have anti-proliferative effects on vascular smooth muscle cells in vitro and in vivo and to arrest cells in the G1 phase. Also reported to induce p53. Induces apoptosis in HL-60 cells by chelating iron. After 48 hrs treatment with 1μM deferoxamine, DNA fragmentation was apparent. Cells treated with 0.1 μM deferoxamine for as little as 24 hours were committed to apoptosis; by 48 hrs nuclear collapse was observed. In some studies it has been shown to have antioxidant properties and to protect cells against H2O2-induced damage.

Deferoxamine is used as a hypoxia-mimetic agent to stabilize Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 (HIF-1). Deferoxamine stabilizes HIF-1 through the inhibition of Prolyl Hydroxylases (PHDs) which target HIF-1 through degradation. The mechanism of deferoxamine inhibition is likely through the chelation of Fe2+ bound to the active site of PHD which is required for enzymatic activity.

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NONH for all modes of transport
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Viable but Nonculturable Bacteria

The expression “viable but nonculturable” (VNC) bacteria, describes cells that cannot normally be cultured. However this makes little sense, when one considers that the demonstration of culturability...
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