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DFMO | CAS No. 68278-23-9 | Decarboxylase Inhibitors
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Description: Ornithine decarboxylase inhibitor
Alternative Names: Eflornithine

Chemical Name: DL-2-(Difluoromethyl)-ornithine hydrochloride

Product Details

Biological Activity

Irreversible inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) that inhibits polyamine biosynthesis. Displays antiapoptotic, antiangiogenic and antiparasitic activity. Induces re-expression of aberrantly silenced tumor suppressor genes when used in combination with oligoamine analogs.

Technical Data

Soluble to 75 mM in water
Store the unopened product at room temperature. Do not use past expiration date.

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Background References

  1. Oligoamine analogues in combination with 2-difluoromethylornithine synergistically induce re-expression of aberrantly silenced tumour-suppressor genes.
    Wu et al.
    Biochem.J., 2012;442:693
  2. Revival of 2-(difluoromethyl)ornithine (DFMO), an inhibitor of polyamine biosynthesis, as a cancer chemopreventative agent.
    Biochem.Soc.Trans., 2007;35:353
  3. Sensitivity of Trypanosomatid protozoa to DFMO and metabolic turnover of ornithine decarboxylase.
    Carrillo et al.
    Biochem.Biophys.Res.Comm., 2000;279:663

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