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Biological Activity for OAC-2
OAC-2 is an Oct 4 activator; enhances iPSC reprogramming four-fold and accelerates the appearance of iPSC colonies in combination with 4F (Oct4, Sox2, c-Myc and Klf4). Also induces cardiomyocyte-like cells from human fibroblasts, as part of the 9C cocktail (CHIR99021, A83-01, BIX01294, AS83541, SC1, Y27632, SU 16f, JNJ10198409 and OAC-2)
Compound Libraries for OAC-2
Technical Data for OAC-2
|Storage||Store at +4°C|
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.
Solubility Data for OAC-2
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions for OAC-2
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 236.27. 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.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||4.23 mL||21.16 mL||42.32 mL|
|5 mM||0.85 mL||4.23 mL||8.46 mL|
|10 mM||0.42 mL||2.12 mL||4.23 mL|
|50 mM||0.08 mL||0.42 mL||0.85 mL|
References for OAC-2
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Li et al (2012) Identification of Oct4-activating compounds that enhance reprogramming efficiency. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA. 109 20853 PMID: 23213213
Cao et al (2016) Conversion of human fibroblasts into functional cardiomyocytes by small molecules. Science 352 1216 PMID: 27127239
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Protocols for OAC-2
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Stem Cells Scientific Review
Written by Kirsty E. Clarke, Victoria B. Christie, Andy Whiting and Stefan A. Przyborski, this review provides an overview of the use of small molecules in the control of stem cell growth and differentiation. Key signaling pathways are highlighted, and the regulation of ES cell self-renewal and somatic cell reprogramming is discussed. Compounds available from Tocris are listed.
Stem Cell Workflow Poster
Stem cells have potential as a source of cells and tissues for research and treatment of disease. This poster summarizes some key protocols demonstrating the use of small molecules across the stem cell workflow, from reprogramming, through self-renewal, storage and differentiation to verification. Advantages of using small molecules are also highlighted.