Alfacalcidol (CAS 41294-56-8): R&D Systems
Catalog Number: 4159
Alternate Names: 1-Hydroxycholecalciferol
Chemical Name: (1α,3β,5Z,7E)-9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-1,3-diol
Biological Activity
Metabolite and prodrug of vitamin D3 (Cat. No. 4156). Improves mechanical bone strength and bone mass; suppresses osteoclastic bone resorption in vivo.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
    400.64
  • Formula:
    C27H44O2
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
  • Purity:
    >97%
  • Storage:
    Store at -20°C
  • CAS No:
    41294-56-8
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Background References
  1. Alfacalcidol inhibits bone resorption and stmulates formation in an ovariectomized rat model of osteoporosis: Distinct actions from estrogen.
    Shiraishi et al.
    Journal of Bone and Mineral Research., 2000;15:770
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Vitamin D3

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