Carbenoxolone disodium

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Cat.No. 3096 - Carbenoxolone disodium | C34H48Na2O7 | CAS No. 7421-40-1
Description: Gap junction blocker. Also inhibitor of 11 β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
Chemical Name: (3β,20β)-3-(3-Carboxy-1-oxopropoxy)-11-oxoolean-12-en-29-oic acid disodium
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (1)

Biological Activity

Glucocorticoid that inhibits 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11-HSD) and blocks gap junction communication.

Technical Data

M. Wt 614.72
Formula C34H48Na2O7
Storage Desiccate at +4°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 7421-40-1
PubChem ID 636402
Smiles [Na+].[Na+].[H][C@@]12C[C@](C)(CC[C@]1(C)CC[C@]1(C)C2=CC(=O)[C@]2([H])[C@@]3(C)CC[C@H](OC(=O)CCC([O-])=O)C(C)(C)[C@]3([H])CC[C@@]12C)C([O-])=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 61.47 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.63 mL 8.13 mL 16.27 mL
5 mM 0.33 mL 1.63 mL 3.25 mL
10 mM 0.16 mL 0.81 mL 1.63 mL
50 mM 0.03 mL 0.16 mL 0.33 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Jellinck et al (1993) Differential inhibition of 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase by carbenoxolone in rat brain regions and peripheral tissues. J.Steroid Biochem.Mol.Biol. 46 209 PMID: 8664169

Sagar and Larson (2006) Carbenoxolone inhibits junctional trasnfer and upregulates connexin43 expression by a protein kinase A-dependent pathway. J.Cell.Biochem. 98 1543 PMID: 16552723

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1 Citation for Carbenoxolone disodium

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Carbenoxolone disodium include:

Shuhaibar et al (2015) Intercellular signaling via cyclic GMP diffusion through gap junctions restarts meiosis in mouse ovarian follicles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112 5527 PMID: 25775542

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