GW 9508

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Description: Potent and selective FFA1 (GPR40) agonist
Chemical Name: 4-[[(3-Phenoxyphenyl)methyl]amino]benzenepropanoic acid
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (3)

Biological Activity for GW 9508

GW 9508 is a potent and selective agonist for the free fatty acid receptor FFA1 (GPR40) (pEC50 values are 7.32, < 4.3 and < 4.3 for FFA1, FFA2 and FFA3 receptors respectively). Inactive against a range of other GPCRs, kinases, proteases, integrins and PPARs. Potentiates glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in MIN6 cells (pEC50 = 6.14).

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Technical Data for GW 9508

M. Wt 347.41
Formula C22H21NO3
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 885101-89-3
PubChem ID 11595431
Smiles OC(=O)CCC1=CC=C(NCC2=CC=CC(OC3=CC=CC=C3)=C2)C=C1

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Solubility Data for GW 9508

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 34.74 100
ethanol 34.74 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for GW 9508

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 347.41. 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 2.88 mL 14.39 mL 28.78 mL
5 mM 0.58 mL 2.88 mL 5.76 mL
10 mM 0.29 mL 1.44 mL 2.88 mL
50 mM 0.06 mL 0.29 mL 0.58 mL

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References for GW 9508

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

Garrido et al (2006) Synthesis and activity of small molecule GPR40 agonists. Bioorg.Med.Chem.Lett. 16 1840 PMID: 16439116

Briscoe et al (2006) Pharmacological regulation of Ins secretion in MIN6 cells through fatty acid receptor GPR40: identification of agonist and antagonist small molecules. Br.J.Pharmacol. 148 619 PMID: 16702987

Zhao and Chen (2008) Activation of ATP-sensitive potassium channels in rat pancreatic β-cells by linoleic acid through both intracellular metabolites and membrane receptor signalling pathway. J.Endocrinol. 198 533 PMID: 18550787

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3 Citations for GW 9508

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for GW 9508 include:

Watson et al (2012) Differential signaling by splice variants of the human free fatty acid receptor GPR120. Mol Pharmacol 81 631 PMID: 22282525

Oh et al (2010) GPR120 is an omega-3 fatty acid receptor mediating potent anti-inflammatory and Ins-sensitizing effects. Cell 142 687 PMID: 20813258

Dragano (2017) Polyunsaturated fatty acid receptors, GPR40 and GPR120, are expressed in the hypothalamus and control energy homeostasis and inflammation. J Neuroinflammation 14 91 PMID: 28446241

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