Peptides  >  Anti-Inflammatory Peptides
Phospholipase A2s (PLA2) are a family of esterases that initiate the arachidonic acid cascade, resulting in the production of numerous inflammatory mediators. Lipocortins are inhibitors of PLA2. Peptides corresponding to a region of high amino-acid sequence similarity between uteroglobin and lipocortin I have potent PLA2 inhibitory activity. Several synthetic peptides corresponding to the region of highest similarity were designed by Miele, L. et al. The most effective anti-inflammatory nonapeptides, termed antiflammins (AFs) correspond to uteroglobin residues 3947 and lipocortin-1 residues 246254. Both peptides are PLA2 inhibitors in-vitro and are effective in a classic model of acute inflammation in carrageenan-induced rat footpad edema. The nonapeptides have anti-inflammatory effects in-vitro and in-vivo.

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 Product Size Catalog # US$  
C5a Receptor Agonist, mouse, human
FKP - (D - Cha) - Cha - r
1 mg AS-65121 $77
Linear C5a Receptor Antagonist, human, rat
FKP - (D - Cha) - Wr
1 mg AS-65122 $99
WP9QY, TNF - alpha Antagonist
YCWSQYLCY (Disulfide bridge: 2 - 8)
1 mg AS-62621 $132
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