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C16-PAF (PAF (C16)), a phospholipid mediator, is a platelet-activating factor and ligand for PAF G-protein-coupled receptor (PAFR). C16-PAF exhibits anti-apoptotic effect and inhibits caspase-dependent death by activating the PAFR. C16-PAF is a potent MAPK and MEK/ERK activator. C16-PAF induces increased vascular permeability.

Product information

CAS Number: 74389-68-7

Molecular Weight: 523.68

Formula: C26H54NO7P


PAF (C16)

Chemical Name: (R)-2-acetoxy-3-(hexadecyloxy)propyl 2-(trimethylammonio)ethyl phosphate



InChi: InChI=1S/C26H54NO7P/c1-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-31-23-26(34-25(2)28)24-33-35(29,30)32-22-20-27(3,4)5/h26H,6-24H2,1-5H3/t26-/m1/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : 50 mg/mL (95.48 mM; Need ultrasonic)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

C16-PAF (PAF (C16); 0.5-1.5 μM; for 24 hours) elicits significant concentration-dependent neuronal loss in PAFR−/− but not PAFR+/+ cultures. C16-PAF (1 μM) elicits neuronal death in PAFR−/− cells infected with EGFP alone. C16-PAF (1 μM; for 24 hours) activates caspase 7 but not caspase 3 in PAFR−/− neurons. C16-PAF is synthesized by two distinct pathways; the remodeling pathway and the de novo synthesis pathway. C16-PAF acts by binding to a unique G-protein-coupled seven transmembrane receptor. C16-PAF (1-25 μg/ml; 6, 12, 24 h) inhibits M. smegmatis and M. bovis BCG growth in a time-dependent manner.


  1. Scott D Ryan, et al. Heterogeneity in the sn-1 carbon chain of platelet-activating factor glycerophospholipids determines pro- or anti-apoptotic signaling in primary neurons. J Lipid Res. 2008 Oct;49(10):2250-8.
  2. Z Honda, et al. Transfected platelet-activating factor receptor activates mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase and MAP kinase kinase in Chinese hamster ovary cells. J Biol Chem. 1994 Jan 21;269(3):2307-15.

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