Catalog Number: 1706
Alternate Names: Paracetamol
Chemical Name: N-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)acetamide
Biological Activity
Cyclooxygenase inhibitor; may be selective for COX-3 (IC50 values are 460, > 1000 and > 1000 μM for canine COX-3, and murine COX-1 and COX-2 respectively). Widely used analgesic and antipyretic agent.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in ethanol and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. COX-3, a cyclooxygenase-1 variant inhibited by acetaminophen and other analgesic/antipyretic drugs: cloning, structure, and expression.
    Chandrasekharan et al.
    Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A., 2002;99:13926
  2. Effect of acetaminophen on atherosclerosis.
    Chong et al.
    Ann.Pharmacother., 2001;35:1476
  3. Comparison of the cyclooxygenase-1 inhibitory properties of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and selective COX-2 inhibitors, using sensitive microsomal and platelet assays.
    Riendeau et al.
    Can.J.Physiol.Pharmacol., 1997;75:1088

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  1. Evaluation of drug-induced tissue injury by measuring alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity in silkworm hemolymph.
    Authors: Inagaki Et al.
    J Neurosci 2012;13:13
  2. Adenosine regulation of alveolar fluid clearance.
    Authors: Factor Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007;104:4083

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