(±)-Bay K 8644
Cat. No. 1544
Chemical Name: 1,4-Dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-5-nitro-4-
Biological ActivityL-type Ca2+-channel activator (EC50 = 17.3 nM). Has positive inotropic, vasoconstrictive and behavioral effects in vivo. Separate enantiomers (R)-(+)-Bay K 8644 and (S)-(-)-Bay K 8644 also available (Cat. Nos. 1545 and 1546 respectively). In combination with BIX-01294 (Cat. No. 3364), helps generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs). Inhibits autophagy.
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Certificate of Analysis / Safety Data Sheet
Greenberg et al (1984) Calcium channel 'agonist' BAY K 8644 inhibits calcium antagonist binding to brain and PC12 cell membranes. Brain Res. 305 365. PMID: 6204725.
Bourson et al (1989) Central and peripheral effects of the dihydropyridine calcium channel activator BAY K 8644 in the rat. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 160 339. PMID: 2469593.
Shi et al (2008) Induction of pluripotent stem cells from mouse embryonic fibroblasts by Oct4 and Klf4 with small-molecule compounds. Cell Stem Cell 3 568. PMID: 18983970.
Sarkar et al (2009) Rapamycin and mTOR-independent autophagy inducers ameliorate toxicity of polyglutamine-expanded huntingtin and related proteinopathies. Cell Death Differ. 16 46. PMID: 18636076.
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