Cat. No. 2840
Chemical Name: N1-(β-D-Ribofuranosyl)-5-aminoimidaz
Biological ActivityCell-permeable, allosteric activator of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Augments proliferation, differentiation and mineralization of osteoblastic MC3T3-EI cells and attenuates psychosine-induced expression of proinflammatory cytokines and iNOS in astrocytes. Promotes osteogenic differentiation of hAMSCs and BM-MSCs in vitro.
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Wu et al (2011) AICAR, a small chemical molecule, primes osteogenic differentiation of adult mesenchymal stem cells. Int.J.Artif.Organs. 34 1128. PMID: 22198598.
Giri et al (2008) The role of AMPK in psychosine mediated effects on oligodendrocytes and astrocytes: Implication for Krabbe disease. J.Neurochem. 105 1820. PMID: 18248608.
Kanazawa et al (2007) Adiponectin and AMP kinase activator stimulate proliferation, differentiation and mineralization of osteoblastic MC3T3-EI cells. BMC Cell Biol. 8 51. PMID: 18047638.
Giri et al (2004) 5-Aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide-1-β-4-ribofuranoside inhibits proinflammatory response in glial cells: a possible role of AMP-activated protein kinase. J.Neurosci. 24 479. PMID: 14724246.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for AICAR include:
Mo et al (2015) Cellular energy stress induces AMPK-mediated regulation of YAP and the Hippo pathway. Nat Cell Biol 17 500. PMID: 25751140.
Jurmeister et al (2014) Transcriptomic analysis reveals inhibition of androgen receptor activity by AMPK in prostate cancer cells. Oncotarget 5 3785. PMID: 25003216.
Fong et al (2013) Moderate excess of pyruvate augments osteoclastogenesis. Biol Open 2 387. PMID: 23616923.
Creighton et al (2011) Adenosine monophosphate-activated kinase alpha1 promotes endothelial barrier repair. FASEB J 25 3356. PMID: 21680893.
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