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U 18666A is an inhibitor of cholesterol synthesis and cellular transport, and weak inhibitor of hedgehog (Hh) signaling. Reduces serum sterol levels in rats in vivo.
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 424.07. 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||2.36 mL||11.79 mL||23.58 mL|
|5 mM||0.47 mL||2.36 mL||4.72 mL|
|10 mM||0.24 mL||1.18 mL||2.36 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.24 mL||0.47 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Cenedella et al (1980) Concentration-dependent effects of AY-9944 and U18666A on sterol synthesis in brain. Biochem.Pharmacol. 29 2751 PMID: 6159896
Incardona et al (2000) Cyclopamine inhibition of sonic hedgehog signal transduction is not mediated through effects on cholesterol transport. Dev.Biol. 224 440 PMID: 10926779
Liscum and Faust (1989) The intracellular transport of low density lipoprotein-derived cholesterol is inhibited in Chinese hamster ovary cells cultured with 3-β-[2-(diethylamino)ethoxy]androst-5-en-17-one. J.Biol.Chem. 264 11796 PMID: 2745416
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I used 2.5-10 ug/ml of U18666A to inhibit the cholesterol efflux in HeLa cells and it worked perfectly as I observed in U18666A treated HeLa cells accumulated cholesterol significantly. I used Filipin staining to image and quantitate the cholesterol levels.
I dissolved the U18666A in water and stored at -20C in aliquots.
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