Metformin hydrochloride

Cat. No. 2864

Metformin hydrochloride C4H11N5.HCl [1115-70-4]

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Chemical Name: N,N-Dimethylimidodicarbonimidic diamide hydrochloride

Biological Activity

Antidiabetic agent; lowers plasma glucose levels and improves insulin sensitivity. Inhibits hepatic gluconeogenesis via activation of the LKB1/AMPK pathway. Displays antiproliferative effects in cancer cell lines. Activates the aPKC-CBP pathway in neural precursors to promote neurogenesis.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
165.62
Formula:
C4H11N5.HCl
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 50 mM in DMSO
Storage:
Store at RT
CAS No:
1115-70-4

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All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Datasheet

Hirsch et al (2013) Metformin inhibits the inflammatory response associated with cellular transformation and cancer stem cell growth. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 110 972. PMID: 23277563.

Wang et al (2012) Metformin activates an atypical PKC-CBP pathway to promote neurogenesis and enhance spatial memory formation. Cell Stem Cell 11 23. PMID: 22770240.

Towler and Hardie (2007) AMP-activated protein kinase in metabolic control and insulin signalling. Circ.Res. 100 328. PMID: 17307971.

Shaw et al (2005) The kinase LKB1 mediates glucose homeostasis in liver and therapeutic effects of metformin. Science 310 1642. PMID: 16308421.

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

Lin et al (2015) Development of telmisartan in the therapy of spinal cord injury: pre-clinical study in rats. Nat Commun 9 4709. PMID: 26316709.

Mo et al (2015) Cellular energy stress induces AMPK-mediated regulation of YAP and the Hippo pathway. Nat Cell Biol 17 500. PMID: 25751140.

Naka et al (2015) Dipeptide species regulate p38MAPK-Smad3 signalling to maintain chronic myelogenous leukaemia stem cells. BMC Cancer 6 8039. PMID: 26289811.

Yan et al (2015) Suppression of experimental arthritis through AMP-activated protein kinase activation and autophagy modulation. J Rheum Dis Treat 1 5. PMID: 26120598.

Yung et al (2013) Activation of AMPK inhibits cervical cancer cell growth through AKT/FOXO3a/FOXM1 signaling cascade. PLoS One 13 327. PMID: 23819460.

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