Chemical Name: O-4,6-Dideoxy-4-[[(1S,4R,5S,6S)-4,5,6-trihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-yl]amino]-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4)-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4)-D-Glucose
Biological ActivityAcarbose is an inhibitor of intestinal α-glucosidase (IC50 = 11 nM). Antidiabetic; inhibits the hydrolysis of complex carbohydrates.
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Acarbose: an update of its pharmacology and therapeutic use in diabetes mellitus.
Balfour and McTavish
Evaluation of alpha-glucosidase inhibition by using an immobilized assay system.
Oki et al.
Inhibition of disaccharide digestion in rat intestine by the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor aca. (BAY g 5421).
Krause et al.
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