Docosahexaenoic acid

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Description: RXR agonist
Alternative Names: DHA
Chemical Name: (4Z,7Z,10Z,13Z,16Z,19Z)-4,7,10,13,16,19-Docosahexaenoic acid
Purity: ≥98%
Citations (3)
Reviews (1)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for Docosahexaenoic acid

Docosahexaenoic acid is a endogenous omega-3 fatty acid. Acts as a selective retinoid X receptor (RXR) agonist that displays no activity at RAR, thyroid hormone receptor or the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Activates all three RXR isoforms. Also shown to inhibit Aβ1-42 fibrillation and toxicity in vitro.

Technical Data for Docosahexaenoic acid

M. Wt 328.49
Formula C22H32O2
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98%
CAS Number 6217-54-5
PubChem ID 445580
Smiles CC\C=C/C\C=C/C\C=C/C/C=C\C/C=C\C/C=C\CCC(O)=O

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Solubility Data for Docosahexaenoic acid

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 32.85 100
ethanol 32.85 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for Docosahexaenoic acid

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 328.49. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.04 mL 15.22 mL 30.44 mL
5 mM 0.61 mL 3.04 mL 6.09 mL
10 mM 0.3 mL 1.52 mL 3.04 mL
50 mM 0.06 mL 0.3 mL 0.61 mL

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References for Docosahexaenoic acid

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

Mata de Urqunia et al (2000) Docosahexaenoic acid, a ligand for the retinoid X receptor in mouse brain. Science 290 2140 PMID: 11118147

Zapata-Gonzalez et al (2008) Human dendritic cell activities are modulated by the omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid, mainly through PPARγ: RXR heterodimers: comparison with other polyunsaturated fatty acids. J.Leukoc.Biol. 84 1172 PMID: 18632990

Hossain et al (2009) Mechanism of docosahexaenoic acid-induced inhibition of in vitro1-42 fibrillation and Aβ1-42-induced toxicity in SH-S5Y5 cells. J.Neurochem. 111 568 PMID: 19686246

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3 Citations for Docosahexaenoic acid

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Docosahexaenoic acid include:

Wnuk et al (2018) Benzophenone-3 Impairs Autophagy, Alters Epigenetic Status, and Disrupts Retinoid X Receptor Signaling in Apoptotic Neuronal Cells. Mol Neurobiol 55 5059 PMID: 28815487

Reyes-Reveles et al (2017) Phagocytosis-dependent ketogenesis in retinal pigment epithelium. J Biol Chem 292 8038 PMID: 28302729

Pal et al (2019) Pro-apoptotic and anti-angiogenic actions of 2-methoxyestradiol and docosahexaenoic acid, the biologically derived active compounds from flaxseed diet, in preventing ovarian cancer. J Ovarian Res 12 49 PMID: 31128594

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By Anonymous on 01/31/2018
Assay Type: Ex Vivo
Species: Mouse
Cell Line/Tissue: Brain Slice

DHA used to verify if cells can metabolise various lipids. No effect seen here with DHA but we would need more controls to evaluate the product itself.

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Retinoid Receptors Scientific Review

Retinoid Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Alexander Moise, this review summarizes the nature of retinoid receptors, their isotype and isoform variants and modulation of retinoid signaling. Compounds available from Tocris are listed.