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Acid, 5-Butyl-2-pyridinedicarboxylic

A picolinic acid derivative isolated from various Fusarium species. It has been proposed for a variety of Therapeutic applications but is primarily used as a Research tool. Its mechanisms of action are poorly understood. It probably inhibits Dopamine BETA-HYDROXYLASE, the enzyme that converts Dopamine to Norepinephrine. It may also have other actions, including the Inhibition of Cell Proliferation and DNA synthesis.