Acid, Fusaric

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.