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AICAR | CAS No. 2627-69-2 | AMPK Activators
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Description: AMPK activator

Chemical Name: N1-(β-D-Ribofuranosyl)-5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide

Purity: ≥99%

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Citations (20)
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Biological Activity

AICAR is a cell-permeable, allosteric activator of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Augments proliferation, differentiation and mineralization of osteoblastic MC3T3-EI cells and attenuates psychosine-induced expression of proinflammatory cytokines and iNOS in astrocytes. Promotes osteogenic differentiation of hAMSCs and BM-MSCs in vitro.

Technical Data

Soluble to 75 mM in water and to 75 mM in DMSO
Store at -20°C

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Citations for AICAR

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  1. Berberine Attenuated Proliferation, Invasion and Migration by Targeting the AMPK/HNF4α/WNT5A Pathway in Gastric Carcinoma.
    Authors: Hu Et al.
    Front Pharmacol  2018;9:1150
  2. AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Is Essential for the Maintenance of Energy Levels during Synaptic Activation.
    Authors: Marinangeli Et al.
    iScience  2018;9:1
  3. EWS-FLI1 reprograms the metabolism of Ewing sarcoma cells via positive regulation of glutamine import and serine-glycine biosynthesis.
    Authors: Sen Et al.
    Mol Carcinog  2018;57:1342
  4. Direct versus indirect actions of ghrelin on hypothalamic NPY neurons.
    Authors: Hashiguchi
    PLoS One  2017;12(9):e0184261
  5. Role of Inflammatory Signaling in the Differential Effects of Saturated and Poly-unsaturated Fatty Acids on Peripheral Circadian Clocks.
    Authors: Kim Et al.
    EBioMedicine  2016;7:100
  6. Mitochondrial complex IV deficiency, caused by mutated COX6B1, is associated with encephalomyopathy, hydrocephalus and cardiomyopathy.
    Authors: Abdulhag Et al.
    Eur J Hum Genet  2015;23:159
  7. Cellular energy stress induces AMPK-mediated regulation of YAP and the Hippo pathway.
    Authors: Mo Et al.
    Nat Cell Biol  2015;17:500
  8. Transcriptomic analysis reveals inhibition of androgen receptor activity by AMPK in prostate cancer cells.
    Authors: Jurmeister Et al.
    Oncotarget  2014;5:3785
  9. A cell-autonomous molecular cascade initiated by AMP-activated protein kinase represses steroidogenesis.
    Authors: Abdou Et al.
    Mol Cell Biol  2014;34:4257
  10. Reduced oxidative stress contributes to the lipid lowering effects of isoquercitrin in free fatty acids induced hepatocytes.
    Authors: Hassan Et al.
    Oxid Med Cell Longev  2014;2014:313602
  11. A genetic screen identifies an LKB1-MARK signalling axis controlling the Hippo-YAP pathway.
    Authors: Mohseni Et al.
    PLoS One  2014;16:108
  12. Acute SimV. inhibits K ATP channels of porcine coronary artery myocytes.
    Authors: Seto Et al.
    FASEB J  2013;8:e66404
  13. Calcium release-dependent actin flow in the leading process mediates axophilic migration.
    Authors: Hutchins Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther  2013;33:11361
  14. Moderate excess of pyruvate augments osteoclastogenesis.
    Authors: Fong Et al.
    Biol Open  2013;2:387
  15. Distinct energy requirements for human memory CD4 T-cell homeostatic functions.
    Authors: Taub Et al.
    BMC Cancer  2013;27:342
  16. AMPKα1 regulates macrophage skewing at the time of resolution of inflammation during skeletal muscle regeneration.
    Authors: Mounier Et al.
    Cell Metab  2013;18:251
  17. Activation of AMPK inhibits cervical cancer cell growth through AKT/FOXO3a/FOXM1 signaling cascade.
    Authors: Yung Et al.
    Stem Cells Transl Med  2013;13:327
  18. Human kinome profiling identifies a requirement for AMP-activated protein kinase during human cytomegalovirus infection.
    Authors: Terry Et al.
    Nat Cell Biol  2012;109:3071
  19. 5-Aminoimidazole-4-carboxyamide-ribonucleoside (AICAR)-stimulated hepatic expression of Cyp4a10, Cyp4a14, Cyp4a31, and other peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α-responsive mouse genes is AICAR 5'-monophosphate-dependent and AMP-activated
    Authors: Bumpus and Johnson
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2011;339:886
  20. Adenosine monophosphate-activated kinase alpha1 promotes endothelial barrier repair.
    Authors: Creighton Et al.
    FASEB J  2011;25:3356


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