Fusaric acid

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Fusaric acid
Fusaric acid.svg
CAS number 536-69-6
PubChem 3442
Molecular formula C10H13NO2
Molar mass 179.21572 g/mol
Density  ? g/cm³
Melting point  ? °C
Boiling point  ? °C
Acidity (pKa)  ?
Flash point  ?°C
Related compounds
Related compounds picolinic acid
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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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.