Monday, August 13, 2012

molecule of the day: deoxypyridoxine

The molecule of the day is deoxypyridoxine:

It's a vitamin B6 antagonist, so my guess is that it inhibits sphingosine-1-phosphate lyase, because it uses pyridoxal

 as a cofactor, and I think that's why this paper includes it in their sphingosine kinase assay mix.  I think.

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