Fusaric acid

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IUPACName = 5-butylpyridine-2-carboxylic acid
OtherNames = 5-Butylpicolinic acid Fusarinic acid Picolinic acid, 5-butyl-
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PubChem = 3442
CASNo = 536-69-6

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Formula = C10H13NO2
MolarMass = 179.21572 g/mol
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OtherCpds = picolinic acid

Fusaric acid is a picolinic acid derivative. It is typically isolated from various Fusarium species, and has been proposed for a various therapeutic applications. However, it is primarily used as a research tool.

Its mechanism of action is not well understood. It likely inhibits Dopamine beta-hydroxylase (the enzyme that converts dopamine to norepinephrine). It may also have other actions, such as the inhibition of cell proliferation and DNA synthesis.

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