Agent Name

Menaquinone 7

CAS Number

2124-57-4

Formula

C46-H64-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1,4-Naphthoquinone, 2-(3,7,11,15,19,23,27-heptamethyl-2,6,10,14,18,22,26-octacosaheptaenyl)-3-methyl-, (all-E)-; Menaquinone K7; MK7; Vitamin K2(35); Vitamin MK 7; 1,4-Naphthalenedione, 2-(3,7,11,15,19,23,27-heptamethyl-2,6,10,14,18,22,26-octacosaheptaenyl)-3-methyl-, (all-E)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

Light yellow solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Menaquinones (vitamin K2) have vitamin K activity; Produced by intestinal bacteria and used as a vitamin (prothrombogenic); [Merck Index] "Vitamin K2, the main storage form in animals, has several subtypes, which differ in isoprenoid chain length. These vitamin K2 homologs are called menaquinones, and are characterized by the number of isoprenoid residues in their side chains." [Wikipedia]

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