(±)-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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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for (±)-Bay K 8644 include:
Sharma et al (2016) Suppression of protective responses upon activation of L-type voltage gated calcium channel in macrophages during mycobacterium bovis BCG infection PLoS One 11 e0163845. PMID: 27723836.
Fransen et al (2015) Dissecting out the complex Ca2+-mediated phenylephrine-induced contractions of mouse aortic segments. Circ Heart Fail 10 e0121634. PMID: 25803863.
Armstrong and Drapeau (2013) Calcium channel agonists protect against neuromuscular dysfunction in a genetic model of TDP-43 mutation in ALS. EMBO J 33 1741. PMID: 23345247.
Grassin-Delyle et al (2013) The expression and relaxant effect of bitter taste receptors in human bronchi. Respir Res 14 134. PMID: 24266887.
Saliba et al (2012) Activity-dependent phosphorylation of GABAA receptors regulates receptor insertion and tonic current. PLoS One 31 2937. PMID: 22531784.
Subramanian and Morozov (2011) Erk1/2 inhibit synaptic vesicle exocytosis through L-type calcium channels. J Neurosci 31 4755. PMID: 21430174.
Tian et al (2010) MEF-2 regulates activity-dependent spine loss in striatopallidal medium spiny neurons. Mol Cell Neurosci 44 94. PMID: 20197093.
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