GW 4064

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Cat.No. 2473 - GW 4064 | C28H22Cl3NO4 | CAS No. 278779-30-9
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Description: Selective farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist

Chemical Name: 3-[2-[2-Chloro-4-[[3-(2,6-dichlorophenyl)-5-(1-methylethyl)-4-isoxazolyl]methoxy]phenyl]ethenyl]benzoic acid

Purity: ≥97%

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Citations (15)

Biological Activity

Selective, non-steroidal farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist (EC50 = 15 nM). Displays no activity at other nuclear receptors at concentrations up to 1 μM. Improves hyperglycaemia and hyperlipidemia in diabetic db/db mice. Shown to suppress autophagy in nutrient-deprived mouse hepatocytes.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in ethanol
Desiccate at +4°C

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Additional Information

Licensing Caveats:
Sold for research purposes under agreement from GlaxoSmithKline

Background References

  1. Nutrient-sensing nuclear receptors coordinate autophagy.
    Lee Jm, Wagner M, Xiao R et al.
  2. Identification of a chemical tool for the orphan nuclear receptor FXR.
    Maloney et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2000;43:2971
  3. The farnesoid X receptor modulates adiposity and peripheral insulin sensitivity in mice.
    Cariou et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2006;281:11039
  4. Activation of the nuclear receptor FXR improves hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia in diabetic mice.
    Zhang et al.
    Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA, 2006;103:1006

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Citations for GW 4064

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15 Citations: Showing 1 - 10

  1. Macrophage-derived IL-1β/NF-κB signaling mediates parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis.
    Authors: Kasmi
    Nat Commun  2018;9(1):1393
  2. Activation of FXR pathway does not alter glial cell function.
    Authors: Albrecht Et al.
    J Neuroinflammation  2017;14:66
  3. Mutations in the nuclear bile acid receptor FXR cause progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis.
    Authors: Gomez-Ospina Et al.
    J Hematol Oncol  2016;7:10713
  4. The transcription cofactor CRTC1 protects from aberrant hepatic lipid accumulation
    Authors: Kim Et al.
    Scientific Reports  2016;6:37280
  5. Hormesis in Cholestatic Liver Disease; Preconditioning with Low Bile Acid Concentrations Protects against Bile Acid-Induced Toxicity.
    Authors: Verhaag Et al.
    PLoS One  2016;11:e0149782
  6. Human FXR regulates SHP expression through direct binding to an LRH-1 binding site, independent of an IR-1 and LRH-1.
    Authors: Hoeke Et al.
    PLoS One  2014;9:e88011
  7. Nutrient-sensing nuclear receptors coordinate autophagy.
    Authors: Lee Et al.
    Nature  2014;516:112
  8. Cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase regulation: A role for farnesoid X receptor and small heterodimer partner in murine hepatic taurine metabolism.
    Authors: Kerr Et al.
    Hepatol Res  2014;44:E218
  9. Regulation of human cytosolic sulfotransferases 1C2 and 1C3 by nuclear signaling pathways in LS180 colorectal adenocarcinoma cells.
    Authors: Rondini Et al.
    J Clin Invest  2014;42:361
  10. GW4064, a farnesoid X receptor agonist, upregulates adipokine expression in preadipocytes and HepG2 cells.
    Authors: Xin Et al.
    World J Gastroenterol  2014;20:15727


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