Levomefolate calcium - CAS 151533-22-1
Catalog number:
151533-22-1
Category:
Inhibitor
Not Intended for Therapeutic Use. For research use only.
Molecular Formula:
C20H25CaN7O6+2
Molecular Weight:
499.53
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Targets:
Antifolate
Description:
The calcium salt of L-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid which belongs to the group of folate vitamins (Vitamin B9, Folacin). It is a coenzymated form of folic acid and a more bioavailable alternative in dietary supplements.
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Purity:
>98%
Synonyms:
Levomefolate calcium
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1.Bioequivalence of two leucovorin calcium tablet formulations.
De Vito JM1, McGuire BW, De Lap RJ, Weiss AI. DICP. 1989 Feb;23(2):153-4.
In a randomized, single-dose, two-way crossover study, 36 male volunteers received 25 mg each of two oral formulations of leucovorin calcium. Reduced serum folate concentrations were determined over the 24 hours after dosing. There were no statistically significant differences in areas under the serum concentration-time curves for total L-tetrahydrofolates, L-leucovorin (L-5-formyltetrahydrofolate), and L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (the active metabolite of leucovorin and the predominant circulating form of reduced folate after oral administration). The peak serum concentrations and times to peak serum concentrations were also not significantly different. We conclude that the two leucovorin calcium 5 mg tablet formulations are bioequivalent.
2.Folic acid and L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate: comparison of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Pietrzik K1, Bailey L, Shane B. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2010 Aug;49(8):535-48. doi: 10.2165/11532990-000000000-00000.
There is a large body of evidence to suggest that improving periconceptional folate status reduces the risk of neonatal neural tube defects. Thus increased folate intake is now recommended before and during the early stages of pregnancy, through folic acid supplements or fortified foods. Furthermore, there is growing evidence that folic acid may have a role in the prevention of other diseases, including dementia and certain types of cancer. Folic acid is a synthetic form of the vitamin, which is only found in fortified foods, supplements and pharmaceuticals. It lacks coenzyme activity and must be reduced to the metabolically active tetrahydrofolate form within the cell. L-5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate (L-5-methyl-THF) is the predominant form of dietary folate and the only species normally found in the circulation, and hence it is the folate that is normally transported into peripheral tissues to be used for cellular metabolism. L-5-methyl-THF is also available commercially as a crystalline form of the calcium salt (Metafolin(R)), which has the stability required for use as a supplement.
3.Folate status and homocysteine levels during a 24-week oral administration of a folate-containing oral contraceptive: a randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, parallel-group, US-based multicenter study.
Bart S Sr1, Marr J, Diefenbach K, Trummer D, Sampson-Landers C. Contraception. 2012 Jan;85(1):42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2011.05.013. Epub 2011 Jul 13.
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effects of adding levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg (the calcium salt of L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate; Metafolin®) to an oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol (EE) 20 mcg/drospirenone (drsp) 3 mg on folate levels in healthy women seeking contraception.
4.Folate status and homocysteine levels during a 24-week oral administration of a folate-containing oral contraceptive: a randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, parallel-group, US-based multicenter study.
Bart S Sr1, Marr J, Diefenbach K, Trummer D, Sampson-Landers C. Contraception. 2012 Jan;85(1):42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2011.05.013. Epub 2011 Jul 13.
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effects of adding levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg (the calcium salt of L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate; Metafolin®) to an oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol (EE) 20 mcg/drospirenone (drsp) 3 mg on folate levels in healthy women seeking contraception.
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