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Synonyms Dithranol; 1,8-Dihydroxyanthrone; Anthracene-1,8,9-triol; NSC 43970; NSC 629313
Product Type Chemical
Formula C14H10O3
MW 226.2
CAS 1143-38-0
RTECS CB8927000
Source/Host Chemicals Synthetic.
Purity Chemicals ≥98% (HPLC)
Appearance Faint yellow to yellow powder.
Solubility Soluble in acetone.
Identity Determined by NMR.
Declaration Manufactured by Chemodex.
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Use/Stability Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20°C.
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Anthralin is a leukotriene biosynthesis inhibitor. It inhibits LTB4 ω-oxidation and disrupts mitochondria function. Anthralin is used in the treatment of psoriasis, as a fungicide, in the treatment of ringworm infections and in chronic dermatoses. It accumulates in mitochondria where it interferes with the supply of energy to the cell, probably by the oxidation of dithranol releasing free radicals. This impedes DNA replication and so slows the excessive cell division that occurs in psoriatic plaques. Numerous studies have demonstrated anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory effects of anthralin on psoriatic and normal skin. It is also used as matrix substance for MALDI-MS (matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization MS).

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