Discontinued Product

OAC-2 (Cat. No. 6066) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Description: Oct4 activator; enhances iPSC reprogramming efficiency
Chemical Name: N-(1H-Indol-5-yl)benzamide
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Protocols (1)
Literature (4)

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

OAC-2 is also offered as part of the Tocriscreen Stem Cell Library. Find out more about compound libraries available from Tocris.

Technical Data for OAC-2

M. Wt 236.27
Formula C15H12N2O
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 6019-39-2
PubChem ID 2814138
Smiles O=C(C1=CC=CC=C1)NC2=CC=C3C(C=CN3)=C2

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.

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

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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.

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