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C7632 Sigma-Aldrich

Cantharidin

Synonym: 3a,7a-Dimethylhexahydro-4,7-epoxyisobenzofuran-1,3-dione, 7a-Dimethylhexahydro-3a,4,7-epoxyisobenzofuran, Cantharidine, Hexahydro-3a,7a-dimethyl-4,7-epoxyisobenzofuran-1,3-dione

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Properties

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InChI Key   DHZBEENLJMYSHQ-XCVPVQRUSA-N
color   white
mp   215-217 °C (lit.)
  215-218 °C
solubility   DMSO: soluble
  ethanol: soluble
Gene Information   human ... PPP2CA(5515), PPP2CB(5516), PPP2CBP(5517), PPP2R1A(5518), PPP2R1B(5519), PPP2R2A(5520), PPP2R2B(5521), PPP2R2C(5522), PPP2R3A(5523), PPP2R5A(5525)

Description

General description

Cantharidin is a poisonous vesicant, which is produced by blister bees. It is used to treat piles, ulcers, venomous worms and tuberculous scrofuloderma. It is used as an aphrodisiac, abortifacient and a veterinary medicine diuretic.

Application

Cantharidin has been used to inhibit protein phosphatase 2 (PP2A).

Biochem/physiol Actions

Inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A.

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Packaging

Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

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