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5-butyl-2-pyridinedicarboxylic acid meaning

  • [Medicine]
    A picolinic acid derivative isolated from various Fusarium species. It has been proposed for a variety of therapeutic applications but is primarily used as a research tool. Its mechanisms of action are poorly understood. It probably inhibits DOPAMINE BETA-HYDROXYLASE,the enzyme that converts dopamine to norepinephrine. It may also have other actions,including the inhibition of cell proliferation and DNA synthesis.

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