Urolithin A

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Description: PI 3-K/Akt/mTOR signaling inhibitor; blocks phosphorylation of Akt and p70S6K in vitro
Chemical Name: 3,8-Dihydroxy-6H-dibenzo[b,d]pyran-6-one
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
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Biological Activity for Urolithin A

Urolithin A is a PI 3-K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway inhibitor; blocks phosphorylation of Akt and p70S6K in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Inhibits proliferation and migration and promotes apoptosis of PDAC cell lines in vitro (IC50 values are 10.23 - 62.28 μM). Suppresses tumor growth and improves survival in mice bearing pancreatic tumor xenografts. Also blocks amyloid-β fibrillation in vitro.

Technical Data for Urolithin A

M. Wt 228.2
Formula C13H8O4
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 1143-70-0
PubChem ID 5488186
Smiles OC1=CC=C2C(OC(C3=CC(O)=CC=C23)=O)=C1

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Solubility Data for Urolithin A

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 22.82 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 4.38 mL 21.91 mL 43.82 mL
5 mM 0.88 mL 4.38 mL 8.76 mL
10 mM 0.44 mL 2.19 mL 4.38 mL
50 mM 0.09 mL 0.44 mL 0.88 mL

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References for Urolithin A

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

Totiger et al (2019) Urolithin A, a novel natural compound to target PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway in pancreatic cancer. Mol.Cancer Ther. 18 301 PMID: 30404927

Yuan et al (2016) Pomegranate's neuroprotective effects against Alzheimer's disease are mediated by urolithins, its ellagitannin-gut microbial derived metabolites. ACS Chem.Neurosci. 7 26 PMID: 26559394

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Pathways for Urolithin A

Akt Signaling Pathway

Akt Signaling Pathway

The Akt signaling pathway plays a key role in the mediation of protein synthesis, metabolism, proliferation and cell cycle progression. It may be referred to as a 'prosurvival' pathway.