Catalog Number: 2673
Alternate Names: Bay-g 5421
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 Activity
Inhibitor of intestinal α-glucosidase (IC50 = 11 nM). Antidiabetic; inhibits the hydrolysis of complex carbohydrates.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
  • Formula:
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
  • Storage:
    Desiccate at RT
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Background References
  1. Inhibition of disaccharide digestion in rat intestine by the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose (BAY g 5421).
    Krause et al.
    Digestion, 1982;23:232
  2. Acarbose: an update of its pharmacology and therapeutic use in diabetes mellitus.
    Balfour and McTavish
    Drugs, 1993;46:1025
  3. Evaluation of alpha-glucosidase inhibition by using an immobilized assay system.
    Oki et al.
    Biol.Pharm.Bull., 2000;23:1084
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