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DCA | CAS No. 2156-56-1 | Other Kinase Inhibitors
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Description: Mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK) inhibitor

Chemical Name: Sodium dichloroacetate

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Biological Activity

DCA is an inhibitor of mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK). Shifts pyruvate metabolism from glycolysis and lactate production to glucose oxidation in the mitochondria. Induces mitochondrial-dependent apoptosis and reverses the inhibition/downregulation of KV1.5 channels in cancer but not normal cells. Decreases tumor growth in vitro and in vivo.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Desiccate at RT

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Background References

  1. Evidence for existence of tissue-specific regulation of the mammalian pyruvate dehydrogenase complex.
    Bowker-kinley et al.
    Biochem.J., 1998;329:191
  2. A mitochondria-K+ channel axis is suppressed in cancer and its normalization promotes apoptosis and inhibits cancer growth.
    Bonnet et al.
    Cancer Cell, 2007;11:37
  3. The pharmacology of dichloroacetate.
    Metabolism Clin.Exp., 1989;38:1124

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