Catalog Number: 4599
Chemical Name: 3,5-Dihydroxybenzoic acid
Biological Activity
Selective agonist of hydroxycarboxylic acid receptor 1 (HCA1, also known as GPR81) (EC50 ~150 μM). Inhibits lipolysis in wild-type mouse adipocytes. Displays minimal activity at HCA2 (at concentrations >10 mM) and no activity at HCA3, free fatty acid receptor (FFAR) 2 or FFAR3.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, a specific agonist for hydroxycarboxylic acid 1, inhibits lipolysis in adipocytes.
    Liu et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2012;341:794
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