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FK506 calcineurin inhibitor and yeast

Ed Davis davise at ncifcrf.gov
Thu Dec 5 21:39:47 EST 1996

On Thu, 05 Dec 1996 16:56:20 -0400, 
Van Wuytswinkel Olivier   <vanwuyts at chem.vu.nl> wrote:

>Hi everybody !
>Well, I have got a little problem to find a company that sells the FK506 
>calcineurin inhibitor. I want to use it on yeast cells. I know that this 
>chemical is also used in medecine in connection with organ 
>transplantation. So I guess that I could find a pharmaceutical company 
>that produce FK506 to order it, but no way. 
>Does anybody can help me?
>Maybe do you know the name of another chemical that inhibits calcineurin 
>and that can be easily ordered.
>Thank you for your help.

Another organ transplantation agent, cyclosporin A (CsA), inhibits 
calcineurin in the same fashion as does FK506 (Liu, J., et. al. 
1991.  Calcineurin is a common target of cyclophilin-cyclosporin A 
and FKBP-FK506 complexes.  Cell 66, 807-815)  Sandoz makes CsA, so you 
should start with them.  Or you could try bugging research labs who 
work with either FK or CsA.

Ed Davis, Ph.D., B.A., M.Phil, H.S., K.9., *.69., D.dt., M.Sg.

ABL-Basic Research Program
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