Catalog Number: 0485
Chemical Name: 1,3-Dioxo-1H-benz[d,e]isoquinoline-2(3H)-acetic acid
Biological Activity
Specific inhibitor of aldose reductase (IC50 = 148 μM). Attenuates glucose-induced angiotensin II production in rat vascular smooth muscle in vitro.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. The C-terminal loop of aldehyde reductase determines the substrate and inhibitor specificity.
    Barski et al.
    Biochemistry, 1996;35:14276
  2. Mechanism of aldose reductase inhibition: binding of NADP+/NADPH and alrestatin-like inhibitors.
    Ehrig et al.
    Biochemistry, 1994;33:7157
  3. Mechanism of high glucose-induced angiotensin II production in rat vascular smooth muscle cells.
    Lavrentyev et al.
    Circ.Res., 2007;101:455

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Alrestatin include:

Showing Results 1 - 3 of 3

  1. Hyperglycemia and redox status regulate RUNX2 DNA-binding and an angiogenic phenotype in endothelial cells.
    Authors: Mochin Et al.
    PLoS One
  2. The Prostaglandin F Synthase Activity of the Human Aldose Reductase AKR1B1 Brings New Lenses to Look at Pathologic Conditions.
    Authors: Bresson Et al.
    Front Pharmacol
  3. High glucose-induced Nox1-derived superoxides downregulate PKC-betaII, which subsequently decreases ACE2 expression and ANG(1-7) formation in rat VSMCs.
    Authors: Lavrentyev and Malik
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol
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