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Description: Non-metabolizable glucose analog; inhibits glucose metabolism
Chemical Name: 2-Deoxy-D-arabino-hexose
Citations (2)
Reviews (3)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for 2-Deoxy-D-glucose

2-Deoxy-D-glucose is a non-metabolizable glucose analog. Inhibits phosphorylation of glucose by hexokinase; causes depletion of cellular ATP. Also inhibits phosphoglucose isomerase (PGI) competitively. Causes cell cycle inhibition and cell death in in vitro models of hypoxia; blocks tumor cell growth in animal models. Also shown to induce the unfolded protein response (UPR). 2-Deoxy-D-glucose disrupts N-glycan expression on the surface of pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells. 2-Deoxy-D-glucose enhances chimeric antigen receptor T cell activity in different xenograft mouse models of pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells.

Technical Data for 2-Deoxy-D-glucose

M. Wt 164.16
Formula C6H12O5
Storage Store at +4°C
CAS Number 154-17-6
PubChem ID 439268
Smiles OC1C[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](CO)O1

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Solubility Data for 2-Deoxy-D-glucose

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 16.42 100
DMSO 16.42 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 6.09 mL 30.46 mL 60.92 mL
5 mM 1.22 mL 6.09 mL 12.18 mL
10 mM 0.61 mL 3.05 mL 6.09 mL
50 mM 0.12 mL 0.61 mL 1.22 mL

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References for 2-Deoxy-D-glucose

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Kang and Hwang (2006) 2-deoxyglucose: an anticancer and antiviral therapeutic, but not any more a low glucose mimetic. Life Sci. 78 1392 PMID: 16111712

Maher et al (2004) Greater cell cycle inhibition and cytotoxicity induced by 2-deoxy-D-glucose in tumor cells treated under hypoxic vs aerobic conditions. Cancer Chemother.Pharmacol. 53 116 PMID: 14605866

Ralser et al (2008) A catabolic block does not sufficiently explain how 2-deoxy-D-glucose inhibits cell growth. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 105 17807 PMID: 19004802

Greco et al (2022) Disrupting N-glycan expression on tumor cells boosts chimeric antigen receptor T cell efficacy against solid malignancies. Sci.Transl.Med. 14 3072 PMID: 35044789

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2 Citations for 2-Deoxy-D-glucose

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for 2-Deoxy-D-glucose include:

Lin et al (2017) Lactate-activated macrophages induced aerobic glycolysis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer by regulation of CCL5-CCR5 axis: a positive metabolic feedback loop. Oncotarget 8 110426 PMID: 29299159

Beas et al (2020) A ventrolateral medulla-midline thalamic circuit for hypoglycemic feeding. Nat.Commun. 11 6218 PMID: 33277492

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Good quality for in vitro study.
By Anonymous on 03/07/2020
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: MDA-MB-231

2-DG (10mM) was used to inhibit the glycolytic pathway in MDA-MB-231 cell lines.

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Blockade of glycolysis at 5 mM enhances lipid peroxidation.
By Anonymous on 02/27/2020
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: human cancer lines

Used to inhibit glycolysis and influence activity of a lipid peroxidation enzyme. Good activity was observed at 5 mM with the majority of cell lines surviving. We found a few cancer cell lines where 5 uM was cytotoxic

Dissolved in PBS to 500 mM. Suggest ordering a large size as it goes by quickly at 5mM.

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Glycolysis block.
By Anonymous on 01/31/2018
Assay Type: Ex Vivo
Species: Mouse
Cell Line/Tissue: acute brain slice

Used in brain slices to block glycolysis. Effect observed on cells within minutes of bulk application, as expected.

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