SKU: M079  / 
    CAS Number: 58-27-5


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    Menadione (Vitamin K3) is the precursor to vitamin K2 in mammals.  It has also been tested as a possible anticancer agent able to induce apoptosis.  Menadione is suitable for microbiology use.

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    References Hirota, Y et al (2013). Menadione (Vitamin K3) is a catabolic product of oral phylloquinone (Vitamin K1) in the intestine and a circulating precursor of tissue Menaquinone-4 (Vitamin K2) in Rats. J. Biol. Chem. 288(46):33071-33080

    Suresh S, Raghu D and Karunagaran (2013). Menadione (Vitamin K3) induces apoptosis of human oral cancer cells and reduces their metastatic potential by modulating the expression of epithelial to mesenchymal transition markers and inhibiting migration. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Preven. 14(9):5461-5465