Catalog No.S7446 Synonyms: Leucenol

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L-Mimosine (Leucenol) is a non-protein amino acid, and acts as an iron chelator.

L-Mimosine Chemical Structure

CAS No. 500-44-7

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Description L-Mimosine (Leucenol) is a non-protein amino acid, and acts as an iron chelator.
In vitro

L-Mimosine arrests the cell cycle at the G1 phase in PC-3 cells and at the S phase in LNCaP cells, thus attenuating cell proliferation. [1] L-Mimosine, as a prolyl hydroxylase (PHD) inhibitor, stimulates VEGF production, and increases their proangiogenic capacity in dental pulp-derived cells. [2]

In vivo L-mimosine (50 mg/kg i.p.) substantially upregulates HIF-1alpha expression in the kidneys, and remarkably enhances the natriuretic response to renal perfusion pressure in Sprague-Dawley rats. [3]

Protocol (from reference)

Cell Research:[1]
  • Cell lines: PC-3 and LNCaP cells
  • Concentrations: ~800 μM
  • Incubation Time: 48 hours
  • Method: Cell proliferation in response to L-mimosine is measured using a [3H]thymidine incorporation assay. In this assay, 1 × 104 cells are cultured in each well of a 12-well plate in RPMI-1640 medium with 10% FCS and different concentrations (0–800 μM) of L-mimosine. After the required incubation periods (24 and 48 h), 0.5 μCi/ml of [3H]thymidine is added to each well of the 12-well plate. The cells are then incubated at 37°C in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere for 4 h. Cells are then washed twice with cold phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) and then with cold 5% trichloroacetic acid. Cells are lysed by adding 0.5 ml of 0.5 N NaOH. Then 400 μl of the solubilized cell solution are mixed with 4 ml of scintillation cocktail and counted in a liquid scintillation analyzer . Each sample was tested in quadruplicate.
Animal Research:[3]
  • Animal Models: Sprague-Dawley rats
  • Dosages: ~50 mg/kg
  • Administration: i.p.

Solubility (25°C)

In vitro

Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 198.18


CAS No. 500-44-7
Storage 3 years -20°C powder
2 years -80°C in solvent
Smiles C1=CN(C=C(C1=O)O)CC(C(=O)O)N

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