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Description: Allosteric activator of Hedgehog (Hh) signaling; induces Smo accumulation
Chemical Name: (3β)-Cholest-5-ene-3,20-diol
Purity: ≥95% (HPLC)
Citations (2)
Literature (4)

Biological Activity for 20(S)-Hydroxycholesterol

20(S)-Hydroxycholesterol is an allosteric activator of the Hedgehog signaling pathway Smoothened (Smo) oncoprotein; binds at a site distinct from the canonical cyclopamine binding site. Activates Hedgehog (Hh) signaling (EC50 ~ 3μM for induction of Hh reporter gene transcription in in NIH 3T3 cells). Induces Smo accumulation in primary cilia; also exhibits osteogenic activity and activates the liver X receptor (LXR).

Technical Data for 20(S)-Hydroxycholesterol

M. Wt 402.65
Formula C27H46O2
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥95% (HPLC)
CAS Number 516-72-3
PubChem ID 440711
Smiles O[C@H](C1)CC[C@@]2(C)C1=CC[C@]3([H])[C@]2([H])CC[C@@]4(C)[C@@]3([H])CC[C@]4([H])[C@](O)(C)CCCC(C)C

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Solubility Data for 20(S)-Hydroxycholesterol

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
ethanol 40.26 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.48 mL 12.42 mL 24.84 mL
5 mM 0.5 mL 2.48 mL 4.97 mL
10 mM 0.25 mL 1.24 mL 2.48 mL
50 mM 0.05 mL 0.25 mL 0.5 mL

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References for 20(S)-Hydroxycholesterol

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

Nachtergaele et al (2012) Oxysterols are allosteric activators of the oncoprotein Smoothened. Nat.Chem.Biol. 8 211 PMID: 22231273

Dwyer et al (2007) Oxysterols are novel activators of the hedgehog signaling pathway in pluripotent mesenchymal cells J.Biol.Chem. 282 8959 PMID: 17200122

Nedelcu et al (2013) Oxysterol binding to the extracellular domain of Smoothened in Hedgehog signaling. Nat.Chem.Biol. 9 557 PMID: 23831757

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2 Citations for 20(S)-Hydroxycholesterol

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for 20(S)-Hydroxycholesterol include:

Lucia et al (2020) HDL inhibits endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced apoptosis of pancreatic β-cells in vitro by activation of Smoothened. J Lipid Res 61 492-504 PMID: 31907205

Craig B et al (2017) Metabolic origins of spatial organization in the tumor microenvironment. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114 2934-2939 PMID: 28246332

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