Catalog Number: 1499
Chemical Name: 5-[(2R)-2-[[(2R)-2-(3-Chlorophenyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]amino]propyl]-1,3-benzodioxole-2,2-dicarboxylic acid disodium salt
Biological Activity
Potent and highly selective β3-adrenoceptor agonist (EC50 = 3 nM); > 10000-fold selective over β1 and β2 receptors. Increases brown adipose tissue thermogenesis and metabolic rate, and decreases blood insulin and glucose levels following oral administration in vivo.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water
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    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Disodium(R,R)-5-[2-[[2-(3-chlorophenyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]-amino]propyl]-1,3-benzodioxole-2,2-dicarboxylate (CL 316,243). A potent β-adrenergic agonist virtually specific for β3 receptors. A promising antidiabetic and a
    Bloom et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1992;35:3081
  2. Anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects of CL 316,243, a highly specific β3-adrenoceptor agonist, in yellow KK mice.
    Yoshida et al.
    Life Sci., 1994;54:491
  3. Efficacy of the β3-adrenergic receptor agonist CL-316243 on experimental bladder hyperflexia and detrusor instability in the rat.
    Woods et al.
    J.Urol., 2001;166:1142

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  1. An additive effect of promoting thermogenic gene expression in mice adipose-derived stromal vascular cells by combination of rosiglitazone and CL316,243
    Authors: Li
    Int J Mol Sci 2017;18(5):E1002
  2. Exosomal microRNA miR-92a concentration in serum reflects human brown fat activity.
    Authors: Chen Et al.
    Bladder (San Franc) 2016;7:11420
  3. Brown fat activation reduces hypercholesterolaemia and protects from atherosclerosis development.
    Authors: Berbée Et al.
    J Neurosci 2015;6:6356
  4. Characterization of the role of HCN channels in β3-adrenoceptor mediated rat bladder relaxation.
    Authors: Kashyap Et al.
    Cell Rep 2015;2
  5. Burn Induces Browning of the Subcutaneous White Adipose Tissue in Mice and Humans.
    Authors: Patsouris Et al.
    Nat Commun 2015;13:1538
  6. Pulmonary Macrophages Attenuate Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction via β3AR/iNOS Pathway in Rats Exposed to Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia.
    Authors: Nagai Et al.
    PLoS One 2015;10:e0131923
  7. Browning of white adipose tissue uncouples glucose uptake from insulin signaling.
    Authors: Mössenböck Et al.
    PLoS One 2014;9:e110428
  8. Oleoylethanolamide enhances β-adrenergic-mediated thermogenesis and white-to-brown adipocyte phenotype in epididymal white adipose tissue in rat.
    Authors: Suárez Et al.
    Dis Model Mech 2014;7:129
  9. MicroRNA-378 controls classical brown fat expansion to counteract obesity.
    Authors: Pan Et al.
    Nat Commun 2014;5:4725
  10. Cardiovascular agents affect the tone of pulmonary arteries and veins in precision-cut lung slices.
    Authors: Rieg Et al.
    PLoS One 2012;6:e29698
  11. Leptin action in the dorsomedial hypothalamus increases sympathetic tone to brown adipose tissue in spite of systemic leptin resistance.
    Authors: Enriori Et al.
    Am J Pathol 2011;31:12189
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