Pirfenidone

Cat. No. 1093

Pirfenidone C12H11NO [53179-13-8]

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Chemical Name: 5-methyl-1-phenyl-2(1H)-pyridinone

Biological Activity

Antifibrotic agent, effective in models of pulmonary and lung fibrosis. Inhibits collagen production and fibroblast proliferation. Regulates cytokine levels following oral administration in vivo. Potent scavenger of free radicals and inhibitor of lipid peroxidation.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
185.23
Formula:
C12H11NO
Solubility:
Soluble to 20 mM in water
Purity:
>99 %
Storage:
Store at RT
CAS No:
53179-13-8

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Mei et al (2005) Protection of pirfenidone against an early phase of oleic acid-induced acute lung injury in rats. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 313 379. PMID: 15608079.

Oku et al (2002) Pirfenidone suppresses tumor necrosis factor-α, enhances interleukin-10 and protects mice from endotoxic shock. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 446 167. PMID: 12098599.

Iyer et al (1999) Effects of pirfenidone on procollagen gene expression at the transcriptional level in bleomycin hamster model of lung fibrosis. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 289 211. PMID: 10087006.

Kehrer and Margolin (1997) Pirfenidone diminishes cyclophosphamide-induced lung fibrosis in mice. Toxicol.Lett. 90 125. PMID: 9067480.

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