Cat. No. 4985

Miglitol C8H17NO5 [72432-03-2]

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Alternative Name: Bay m1009

Chemical Name: (2R,3R,4R,5S)-1-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-2-(2-hydroxymethyl)-3,4,5-piperidinetriol

Biological Activity

Inhibitor of α-glucosidase; antihyperglycemic. Suppresses postprandial hyperglycemia in vivo and reduces plasma glucose concentration in normal rats and in several animal models of diabetes. Shown to inhibit the loss of pancreatic β cells in type 2 diabetic rats. Also inhibits apoptosis and mitochondrial overproduction of reactive oxygen species in endothelial cells in vitro.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
>98 %
Store at RT

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Certificate of Analysis / Safety Data Sheet

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Sels et al (1999) Miglitol, a new α-glucosidase inhibitor. Expert.Opin.Pharmacother. 1 149. PMID: 11249557.

Goda et al (2007) Effects of miglitol, an α-glucosidase inhibitor, on glycaemic staus and histopathological changes in islets in non-obese, non-insulin-dependent diabetic Goto-Kakizaki rats. Br.J.Nutr. 98 702. PMID: 17537288.

Aoki et al (2012) Miglitol, an anti-diabetic drug, inhibits oxdiative stress-induced apoptosis and mitochondrial ROS over-production in endothelial cells by enhancement of AMP-activated protein kinase. J.Pharmacol.Sci. 120 121. PMID: 23018899.

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