Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) agonist. Displays anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Attenuates apoptosis in oligodendrocytes after injury stimuli. Upregulates expression of Bcl-xL via direct binding of the GR/STAT5 complex. Neuroprotective.
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 374.47. 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||2.67 mL||13.35 mL||26.7 mL|
|5 mM||0.53 mL||2.67 mL||5.34 mL|
|10 mM||0.27 mL||1.34 mL||2.67 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.27 mL||0.53 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Lee et al (2008) Methylprednisolone protects oligodendrocytes but not neurons after spinal cord injury. J.Neurosci. 29 3141 PMID: 18354017
Xu et al (2009) STAT5 mediates antiapoptotic effects of methylprednisolone on oligodendrocytes. J.Neurosci. 29 2022 PMID: 19228956
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