Cat. No. 4857

Amlexanox C16H14N2O4 [68302-57-8]

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Chemical Name: 2-Amino-7-(1-methylethyl)-5-oxo-5H-[1]benzopyrano[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid

Biological Activity

Selective inhibitor of TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) and IKKε (IC50 values are ~1-2 μM). Displays no effect on IKKα or IKKβ at these concentrations. Reversibly lowers weight, increases insulin sensitivity, and reduces inflammation and steatosis in three mouse models of obesity. Exhibits antiallergic activity; inhibits the release of histamine from rat mast cells. Also binds to Hsp90 and inhibits C-terminal chaperone activity in vitro.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
>99 %
Store at -20°C

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Reilly et al (2012) An inhibitor of the protein kinases TBK1 and IKK-ε improves obesity-related metabolic dysfunctions in mice. Nat.Med. 19 313. PMID: 23396211.

Okada et al (2003) Hsp90 is a direct target of the anti-allergic drugs disodium cromoglycate and amlexanox. Biochem.J. 374 433. PMID: 12803546.

Makino et al (1987) Mechanism of action of an antiallergic agent, amlexanox (AA-673), in inhibiting histamine release from mast cells. Acceleration of cAMP generation and inhibition of phosphodiesterase. Int.Arch.Allergy Appl.Immunol. 82 66. PMID: 2433225.

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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Amlexanox include:

Alrahbeni et al (2015) Full UPF3B function is critical for neuronal differentiation of neural stem cells. Br J Pharmacol 8 33. PMID: 26012578.

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