Cat. No. 2673

Acarbose C25H43NO18 [56180-94-0]

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Alternative Name: Bay-g 5421

Chemical Name: O-4,6-Dideoxy-4-[[(1S,4R,5S,6S)-4,5,6-trihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-yl]amino]-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4)-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4)-D-Glucose

Biological Activity

Inhibitor of intestinal α-glucosidase (IC50 = 11 nM). Antidiabetic; inhibits the hydrolysis of complex carbohydrates.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Desiccate at RT

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Krause et al (1982) Inhibition of disaccharide digestion in rat intestine by the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose (BAY g 5421). Digestion 23 232. PMID: 6754513.

Balfour and McTavish (1993) Acarbose: an update of its pharmacology and therapeutic use in diabetes mellitus. Drugs 46 1025. PMID: 7510610.

Oki et al (2000) Evaluation of alpha-glucosidase inhibition by using an immobilized assay system. Biol.Pharm.Bull. 23 1084. PMID: 10993209.

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