GW 4064

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Cat.No. 2473 - GW 4064 | C28H22Cl3NO4 | CAS No. 278779-30-9
Description: Selective farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist
Chemical Name: 3-[2-[2-Chloro-4-[[3-(2,6-dichlorophenyl)-5-(1-methylethyl)-4-isoxazolyl]methoxy]phenyl]ethenyl]benzoic acid
Purity: ≥97% (HPLC)
Citations (8)

Biological Activity

Selective, non-steroidal farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist (EC50 = 15 nM). Displays no activity at other nuclear receptors at concentrations up to 1 μM. Improves hyperglycaemia and hyperlipidemia in diabetic db/db mice. Shown to suppress autophagy in nutrient-deprived mouse hepatocytes.

Licensing Information

Sold for research purposes under agreement from GlaxoSmithKline

Technical Data

M. Wt 542.84
Formula C28H22Cl3NO4
Storage Desiccate at +4°C
Purity ≥97% (HPLC)
CAS Number 278779-30-9
PubChem ID 9893571
Smiles CC(C)C1=C(COC2=CC(Cl)=C(\C=C\C3=CC=CC(=C3)C(O)=O)C=C2)C(=NO1)C1=C(Cl)C=CC=C1Cl

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 54.3 100
ethanol 5.43 10

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 542.84. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.84 mL 9.21 mL 18.42 mL
5 mM 0.37 mL 1.84 mL 3.68 mL
10 mM 0.18 mL 0.92 mL 1.84 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.

Maloney et al (2000) Identification of a chemical tool for the orphan nuclear receptor FXR. J.Med.Chem. 43 2971 PMID: 10956205

Cariou et al (2006) The farnesoid X receptor modulates adiposity and peripheral insulin sensitivity in mice. J.Biol.Chem. 281 11039 PMID: 16446356

Zhang et al (2006) Activation of the nuclear receptor FXR improves hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia in diabetic mice. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 103 1006 PMID:

Lee et al (2014) Nutrient-sensing nuclear receptors coordinate autophagy. Nature 516 112 PMID: 25383539

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8 Citations for GW 4064

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for GW 4064 include:

Gomez-Ospina et al (2016) Mutations in the nuclear bile acid receptor FXR cause progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. J Hematol Oncol 7 10713 PMID: 26888176

Kim et al (2016) The transcription cofactor CRTC1 protects from aberrant hepatic lipid accumulation Scientific Reports 6 37280 PMID: 27869139

Hoeke et al (2014) Human FXR regulates SHP expression through direct binding to an LRH-1 binding site, independent of an IR-1 and LRH-1. PLoS One 9 e88011 PMID: 24498423

Lee et al (2014) Nutrient-sensing nuclear receptors coordinate autophagy. Nature 516 112 PMID: 25383539

Rondini et al (2014) Regulation of human cytosolic sulfotransferases 1C2 and 1C3 by nuclear signaling pathways in LS180 colorectal adenocarcinoma cells. J Clin Invest 42 361 PMID: 24335393

Fickert et al (2009) Farnesoid X receptor critically determines the fibrotic response in mice but is expressed to a low extent in human hepatic stellate cells and periductal myofibroblasts. Am J Pathol 175 2392 PMID: 19910507

Fu et al (2011) Bile acid stimulates hepatocyte polarization through a cAMP-Epac-MEK-LKB1-AMPK pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108 1403 PMID: 21220320

Dai et al (2011) Impact of bile acids on the growth of human cholangiocarcinoma via FXR. Drug Metab Dispos 4 41 PMID: 21988803

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