9-cis-β-Carotene, a precursor of retinal, is cleaved by beta-carotene oxygenase 1 (BCMO1) to produce 9-cis-retinal. 9-cis-β-Carotene inhibits photoreceptor degeneration and restores retinal function in vivo. 9-cis-β-Carotene has the potential for the study of congenital stationary night blindness and fundus albipunctatus.
CAS Number: 13312-52-2
Molecular Weight: 536.87
Chemical Name: 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-[(1E,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15Z,17E)-3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-18-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohex-1-en-1-yl)octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaen-1-yl]cyclohex-1-ene
Appearance: Solid Power
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: Soluble in DMSO
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: ≥12 months 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
9-cis-β-Carotene (1 μM; 18 hours) formulates with the Miglyol 810 and the“antioxidant mix” is incubated to eye cups. The eye cups are isolated from the neuro-retina attached to the underlying RPE tissue from RPE65rd12 mouse. It prevents S- and M-cones degeneration and leads to over 2- and 9- fold higher m-opsin and s-opsin positive staining compares to the control group.
In a mouse model of retinoid cycle defect, RPE65rd12. Mice with an extract of Dunaliella Bardawil algae rich in 9-cis-β-Carotene (9CBC) rescues retinal function and preserves cone structure by oral administration.
- Sher I, et al.Synthetic 9-cis-beta-carotene inhibits photoreceptor degeneration in cultures of eye cups from rpe65rd12 mouse model of retinoid cycle defect.Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 17;8(1):6130.
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