Fusaric acid

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Fusaric acid
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IUPAC name
5-butylpyridine-2-carboxylic acid
Other names
5-Butylpicolinic acid

Fusarinic acid

Picolinic acid, 5-butyl-
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ChemSpider 3324 N
EC number 208-643-0
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KEGG C10146 N
MeSH D005669
PubChem 3442
Molar mass 179.21572 g/mol
Melting point 97 to 98 °C (207 to 208 °F; 370 to 371 K)
Related compounds
Related compounds
picolinic acid
Except where noted otherwise, data is 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.