Cat. No. 1762

Acifran C12H10O4 [72420-38-3]

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Alternative Name: AY 25712

Chemical Name: 4,5-Dihydro-5-methyl-4-oxo-5-phenyl-2-furancarboxylic acid

Biological Activity

Hypolipidemic agent. Exhibits higher potency than nicotinic acid and clofibrate. Full and potent agonist at the human orphan GPCR HM74A/GPR109A and GPR109B (EC50 values are 1.3 and 4.2 μM respectively). Reduces serum triglycerides and circulating LDL-cholesterol in vivo, without affecting liver weight or liver enzymes.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in ethanol and to 100 mM in DMSO
>99 %
Store at +4°C

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Jung et al (2007) Analogues of acrifan: agonists of the high and low affinity niacin receptors, GPR109a and GPR109b. J.Med.Chem. 50 1445. PMID: 17358052.

Wise et al (2003) Molecular identification of high and low affinity receptors for nicotinic acid. J.Biol.Chem. 278 9869. PMID: 12522134.

Cayen et al (1982) Evaluation of the lipid-lowering activity of AY-25,712 in rats. Atherosclerosis 45 267. PMID: 6818976.

Jirkovsky and Cayen (1982) Hypolipidemic 4,5-dihydro-4-oxo-5,5-disubstituted-2-furancarboxylic acids. J.Med.Chem. 25 1154. PMID: 7143351.

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