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Monosodium Urate (crystals)

A NLRP3/NALP3 inflammasome activator
Catalog #: 9689

Product Details

Cat # +Size 9689-2
Size 2 mg
Alternate Name 2,6,8-Trihydroxypurine, Sodium acid urate; monosodium urate; MSU
Appearance Crystalline solid
CAS # 1198-77-2
Molecular Formula C₅H₃N₄NaO₃
Molecular Weight 190.09
Solubility 1 M NaOH (25 mg/ml) or PBS (Note: The solution may appear as a slightly hazy suspension)
SMILES C12=C(NC(=O)NC1=O)N=C(N2)[O-].[Na+]
InChi InChI=1S/C5H4N4O3.Na/c10-3-1-2(7-4(11)6-1)8-5(12)9-3;/h(H4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12);/q;+1/p-1
PubChem CID 23690430
MDL Number MFCD00067310
Handling Protect from air and moisture
Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Monosodium Urate (MSU) is a NLRP3/NALP3 inflammasome activator. Stimulates the caspase-1 activating NLRP3/NALP3 (cryopyrin) inflammasome, resulting in the production of active IL-1β and IL-18. Specially crystallized and tested for biological activity.

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