Sodium butyrate

Cat. No. 3850

Sodium butyrate C4H7NaO2 [156-54-7]

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Chemical Name: Butanoic acid sodium salt

Biological Activity

Histone deacetylase inhibitor. Restores contextual memory in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Shown to induce pancreatic progenitor formation. Directs the differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells into hepatocytes when used in combination with the cytokine Activin A. Also augments transcription factor stimulated iPSC generation.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Store at RT

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Kilgore et al (2010) Inhibitors of class 1 histone deacetylases reverse contextual deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychopharmacology 35 870. PMID: 20010553.

Liang et al (2010) Butyrate promotes induced pluripotent stem cell generation. J.Biol.Chem. 285 25516. PMID: 20554530.

Ren et al (2010) Effects of sodium butyrate on the differentiation of pancreatic and hepatic progenitor cells from mouse embryonic stem cells. J.Cell Biochem. 109 236. PMID: 19911386.

Zhou et al (2010) Differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells into hepatocytes induced by a combination of cytokines and sodium butyrate. J.Cell Biochem. 109 606. PMID: 20039312.

Boffa et al (1978) Suppression of histone deacetylation in vivo and in vitro by sodium butyrate. J.Biol.Chem. 253 3364. PMID: 649576.

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