|Synonyms:||CDP-Choline, Citicoline, Cytidine diphosphate choline|
|Molecular Weight:||489.332 g/mol|
|Appearance:||White crystal powder|
|Storage:||Store in a dry, dark, sealed container at room temperature.|
|Stability:||Stable at least for 2 years when stored probably.|
Citicoline (INN), also known as cytidine diphosphate-choline (CDP-Choline) or cytidine 5′-diphosphocholine is an intermediate in the generation of phosphatidylcholine from choline, a common biochemical process in cell membranes. Citicoline is naturally occurring in the cells of human and animal tissue, in particular the organs.
CDP-choline is a compound that is essentially a prodrug for both choline and uridine, conferring both of those molecules to the body following oral ingestion of CDP-Choline. Specifically, the CDP-choline dissociates into choline and cytidine, with the cytidine then converting into uridine.