Yoda 1

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Description: Piezo1 channel activator
Chemical Name: 2-[5-[[(2,6-Dichlorophenyl)methyl]thio]-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]pyrazine
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (5)
Reviews (2)
Literature (3)

Biological Activity for Yoda 1

Yoda 1 is a selective activator of mouse and human mechanosensitive channel piezo1. In HEK cells, Yoda 1 slows the inactivation phase of transient currents, sensitizes Piezo1 to activation by pressure, and partially activates channels in the absence of external pressure. In MDCK cells, Yoda 1 induces Ca2+-dependent chromatin hypercondensation and alters Ca2+-dependent myosin contractility, leading to nuclear shrinkage in cells. In red blood cells from sickle cell anemia (SCA) patients, Yoda 1 increases intracellular Ca2+ and phosphatidylserine exposure, which leads to KCa3.1 channel mediated Ca2+ influx and K+ and water efflux, causing shrinkage of the cells.

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Technical Data for Yoda 1

M. Wt 355.27
Formula C13H8Cl2N4S2
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 448947-81-7
PubChem ID 2746822
Smiles ClC1=C(CSC2=NN=C(C3=NC=CN=C3)S2)C(Cl)=CC=C1

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Solubility Data for Yoda 1

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 7.11 20

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.2 mM 14.07 mL 70.37 mL 140.74 mL
1 mM 2.81 mL 14.07 mL 28.15 mL
2 mM 1.41 mL 7.04 mL 14.07 mL
10 mM 0.28 mL 1.41 mL 2.81 mL

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References for Yoda 1

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

Syeda et al (2015) Chemical activation of the mechanotransduction channel Piezo1. ELife 4 e07369 PMID: 26001275

Mikhailov et al (2019) Mechanosensitive meningeal nociception via Piezo channels: Implications for pulsatile pain in migraine? Neuropharmacology 149 113 PMID: 30768945

Jetta et al (2019) Shear stress-induced nuclear shrinkage through activation of Piezo1 channels in epithelial cells. J.Cell Sci. 132 jcs226076 PMID: 31076516

Cahalan et al (2015) Piezo1 links mechanical forces to red blood cell volume. Elife. 4 e07370 PMID: 26001274

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5 Citations for Yoda 1

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

Dela Paz (2018) Yoda1-induced phosphorylation of Akt and ERK1/2 does not require Piezo1 activation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 497 220 PMID: 29428723

Tsuchiya (2018) Cell surface flip-flop of phosphatidylserine is critical for PIEZO1-mediated myotube formation. Nat Commun 9 2049 PMID: 29799007

Chubinskiy-Nadezhdin et al (2019) Agonist-induced Piezo1 activation suppresses migration of transformed fibroblasts. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 514 173 PMID: 31029419

Ilkan et al (2017) Evidence for shear-mediated Ca2+ entry through mechanosensitive cation channels in human platelets and a megakaryocytic cell line. J Biol Chem 292 9204 PMID: 28416610

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Stimulation of Piezo1 activity.
By Vladislav Chubinskiy-Nadezhdin on 08/16/2019
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Mouse
Cell Line/Tissue: 3T3B-SV40

Used in patch-clamp, cell migration assay (1-30 uM)

PMID: 31029419

A potent piezo1 receptor activator.
By Hyun Choi on 02/21/2018
Assay Type: Ex Vivo
Species: Rat

We used to stimulate piezo1 receptor at around 1-10microM

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