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Cat.No. 3114 - Troglitazone | C24H27NO5S | CAS No. 97322-87-7
Description: Selective PPARγ agonist; antidiabetic agent
Alternative Names: Rezulin
Chemical Name: 5-[[4-[(3,4-Dihydro-6-hydroxy-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2H-1-benzopyran-2-yl)methoxy]phenyl]methyl]-2,4-thiazolidinedione
Purity: ≥97% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Selective PPARγ receptor agonist (EC50 values are 780 and 555 nM at murine and human PPARγ receptors respectively). Displays no activity at PPARα or PPARδ receptors. Antidiabetic agent; exerts potent glucose-lowering effects in insulin-resistant diabetic mice. Displays anti-invasive effect on human breast cancer cells; reduces migration, adhesion and spreading on fibronectin-coated plates. Also inhibits cell growth of hematopoietic cell lines. Inhibits lamellipodia formation and actin polymerization.

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Technical Data

M. Wt 441.54
Formula C24H27NO5S
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥97% (HPLC)
CAS Number 97322-87-7
PubChem ID 5591
Smiles CC1=C2C(CCC(COC3=CC=C(CC4C(NC(S4)=O)=O)C=C3)(C)O2)=C(C)C(O)=C1C

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 44.15 100
ethanol 4.42 10

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.26 mL 11.32 mL 22.65 mL
5 mM 0.45 mL 2.26 mL 4.53 mL
10 mM 0.23 mL 1.13 mL 2.26 mL
50 mM 0.05 mL 0.23 mL 0.45 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Lee and Olefsky (1995) Acute effects of troglitazone on in vivo insulin action in normal rats. Metabolism 44 1166 PMID: 7666790

Kodera et al (2000) Ligand type-specific interactions of peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptor γ with transcriptional coactivators. J.Biol.Chem. 275 33201 PMID: 10944516

Willson et al (2000) The PPARs: from orphan receptors to drug discovery. J.Med.Chem. 43 527 PMID: 10691680

Fujimura et al (1998) Effects of troglitazone on the growth and differentiation of hematopoietic cell lines. Int.J.Oncol. 13 1263 PMID: 9824642

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