Overview

  • Product name

    Averantin, Aflatoxin B1 percursor
  • Description

    Mycotoxin. Aflatoxin B1 percursor.
  • Biological description

    Mycotoxin. Aflatoxin B1 precursor. Cytotoxic against solid tumor cell lines.
  • Purity

    > 98%
  • CAS Number

    5803-62-3
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    1,3,6,8-Tetrahydroxy-2-(1-hydroxyhexyl)anthracene-9,10-dione
  • Molecular weight

    372.37
  • Molecular formula

    C20H20O7
  • PubChem identifier

    22049
  • Storage instructions

    Store at -20°C. It is important to note that this product is reported to be light sensitive. Store In the Dark. Store under desiccating conditions.
  • Solubility overview

    Soluble in DMSO
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • SMILES

    CCCCCC(C1=C(C=C2C(=C1O)C(=O)C3=C(C=C(C=C3C2=O)O)O)O)O
  • Source

    Aspergillus sp.

  • Research areas

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Huang H  et al. Halogenated anthraquinones from the marine-derived fungus Aspergillus sp. SCSIO F063. J Nat Prod 75:1346-52 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22703109) »
  • Yu J  et al. avnA, a gene encoding a cytochrome P-450 monooxygenase, is involved in the conversion of averantin to averufin in aflatoxin biosynthesis in Aspergillus parasiticus. Appl Environ Microbiol 63:1349-56 (1997). Read more (PubMed: 9097431) »
  • McCormick SP  et al. Averufanin is an aflatoxin B1 precursor between averantin and averufin in the biosynthetic pathway. Appl Environ Microbiol 53:14-6 (1987). Read more (PubMed: 3103529) »

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