PT 1

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Cat.No. 4039 - PT 1 | C23H16ClN3O6S | CAS No. 331002-70-1
Description: AMPK activator
Chemical Name: 2-Chloro-5-[[5-[[5-(4,5-Dimethyl-2-nitrophenyl)-2-furanyl]methylene]-4,5-dihydro-4-oxo-2-thiazolyl]amino]benzoic acid
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (2)
Literature (1)
Pathways (1)

Biological Activity for PT 1

PT 1 is an aMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator. Stimulates AMPK heterotrimer (α1β1γ1) activity (EC50 = 0.3 μM). Selectively increases the activity of γ1- but not γ3-containing complexes. Thought to directly activate AMPK by antagonizing autoinhibition.

Technical Data for PT 1

M. Wt 497.91
Formula C23H16ClN3O6S
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 331002-70-1
PubChem ID 5753734
Smiles ClC1=C(C(O)=O)C=C(/N=C3/NC(/C(S3)=C/C2=CC=C(C4=C([N+]([O-])=O)C=C(C)C(C)=C4)O2)=O)C=C1

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Solubility Data for PT 1

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 49.79 100
1.1eq. NaOH 49.79 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for PT 1

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 497.91. 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 2.01 mL 10.04 mL 20.08 mL
5 mM 0.4 mL 2.01 mL 4.02 mL
10 mM 0.2 mL 1 mL 2.01 mL
50 mM 0.04 mL 0.2 mL 0.4 mL

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References for PT 1

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

Zorn and Wells (2010) Turning enzymes ON with small molecules. Nat.Chem.Biol. 6 179 PMID: 20154666

Pang et al (2007) Small molecule antagonizes autoinhibition and activates AMP-activated protein kinase in cells. J.Biol.Chem. 283 16051

Jensen et al (2015) PT-1 selectively activates AMPK-γ1 complexes in mouse skeletal muscle, but activates all three γ subunit complexes in cultured human cells by inhibiting the respiratory chain. Biochem.J. 467 461 PMID: 25695398

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2 Citations for PT 1

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for PT 1 include:

Huang et al (2016) The AMPK Agonist PT1 and mTOR Inhibitor 3HOI-BA-01 Protect Cardiomyocytes After Ischemia Through Induction of Autophagy. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 21 70 PMID: 25868658

Asiedu et al (2017) The AMPK Activator A769662 Blocks Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels: Discovery of a Novel Pharmacophore with Potential Utility for Analgesic Development. PLoS One 12 e0169882 PMID: 28118359

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Pathways for PT 1


AMPK Signaling Pathway

AMPK signaling pathway plays an important role in the cellular reponse to low levels of available ATP, often caused by stresses such as heat shock, ischemia or hypoxia.