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Cat.No. 4737 - CDDO Im | CAS No. 443104-02-7
Description: Nrf2 signaling activator
Chemical Name: 1-(2-Cyano-3,12,28-trioxooleana-1,9(11)-dien-28-yl)-1H-imidazole
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Nrf2 signaling activator; increases Nrf2 protein expression and enhances Nrf2-dependent cytoprotective gene expression. Inhibits cell growth and induces apoptosis of pancreatic cancer cells in vitro. Also reduces acetaminophen-induced liver injury in mice.

Technical Data

M. Wt 541.72
Formula C34H43N3O3
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 443104-02-7
PubChem ID 9958995
Smiles O=C1C(C#N)=C[C@@]2(C)[C@](CC[C@]([C@@]4(C)[C@]([H])3[C@@]5([H])[C@@](CCC(C)(C)C5)([C@](N6C=NC=C6)=O)CC4)(C)C2=CC3=O)([H])C(C)1C

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 54.17 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.85 mL 9.23 mL 18.46 mL
5 mM 0.37 mL 1.85 mL 3.69 mL
10 mM 0.18 mL 0.92 mL 1.85 mL
50 mM 0.04 mL 0.18 mL 0.37 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Reisman et al (2009) CDDO-Im protects from acetaminophen hepatotoxicity through induction of Nrf2-dependent genes. Toxicol.Appl.Pharmacol. 236 109 PMID: 19371629

Samudio et al (2005) 2-Cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-imidazolide (CDDO-Im) directly targets mitochondrial glutathione to induce apoptosis in pancreatic cancer. J.Biol.Chem. 280 36273 PMID: 16118208

Aleksunes et al (2010) Transcriptional regulation of renal cytoprotective genes by Nrf2 and its potential use as a therapeutic target to mitigate cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 335 2 PMID: 20605904

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